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461st Bombardment Group (H)

2015 Reunion

Date - Thursday, September 24 to Sunday, September 27

Kansas City, MO

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Hilton Kansas City Airport Hotel

8801 NW 112th Street

Kansas City, MO  64153


The hotel website is:

Hilton Kansas City Airport Hotel

The hotel has been recently renovated and done very nicely.  Room rates are $99 plus tax and includes up to two full, hot breakfast buffet coupons per room plus two drink coupons per room per day. Reservations may be made by calling the hotel directly (recommended) at (816) 891-8900 and mention the booking code BOM to receive the group rate.  Reservation can also be made online at Hilton Hotel.  If you have mobility issues, be sure to mention this when you make your reservation and the hotel will attempt to accommodate you near the elevators.

Reservations need to be made no later than 5:00 PM (CST) September 1, 2015 to receive the group rate. Reservations will be accepted after that date at the group rate as long as rooms are available, but no guarantees are made after September 1st. PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY.  Should it become necessary, you can cancel your reservation no later than 11:59 PM CST the day before arrival WITHOUT penalty.

Pets up to 75 pounds are allowed with a non-refundable fee of $75.00.

Parking is plentiful and free.

Airport shuttle to the airport is free and operates every fifteen minutes 24/7.  Kansas City has direct flights to/from 37 cities nationwide.

**PLEASE NOTE: Reservations may be cancelled up to 11:59 PM CST the day before arrival with no penalty so please reserve your room now to make it easier on our planners.  Should the need to cancel arise, that can be done until 11:59 PM CST the day before arrival with NO PENALTY.

2015 Reunion Expenses Paid for 461st Veterans!

The 461st Association has enjoyed a very healthy cash position for many years now. The 461st Board of Directors has decided once again that the 461st Bomb Group Association will pay the cost for veterans only of the 461st to include: Registration fee, Group Dinner, Banquet and the Farewell Dinner. The only cost to the 461st veterans will be the hotel room itself and the tours.


Again this year we will gather along with the 451st, 455th & 484th Bomb Groups in order to keep our group a strong, viable size.

Plans are tentative at this time but a likely tour option is the Truman Presidential Library, which is VERY well done.  Another strong possibility is the National World War One museum, which by all accounts is a world class museum located on the grounds of the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City.

In conjunction with the tours this year presentations by veterans and round table discussions with veterans and others in attendance will be offered in the afternoons at the hotel.  The tours will be “short and sweet” in order to get back to the hotel early enough for those who wish to participate in the in-house activities.

The Sunday afternoon tour and evening dinner was well received in Oklahoma City by those who could stay over.  We will do that again next year so plan to stay Sunday, September 27th if you can.

Thursday, 24 September 2015 - Arrival and Check-in.


Friday, 25 September 2015 –


Saturday, 26 September 2016 –


Sunday, 27 September 2017 –


Make your plans now to attend.

Also please make your hotel reservations early in order to make it easier on your planners.  These reservations can be cancelled without penalty should the need arise later on.  Early reservations help us know how to adjust our room block as the time draws nearer.

You are also encouraged to get your registration form in as soon as it becomes available.  There will be a copy of this form in the June 2015 Liberaider and a copy will be posted here as soon as a few more details are worked out.  Again, you can register early and if it becomes necessary, you can cancel later and receive a full refund.

If you have questions, call Dave Blake at (913) 523-4044

or E-Mail: reunion@461st.org

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Reunion Registration Form

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Past Reunions

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Sheraton Hotel, Omaha, NE  2013 - Omaha, NE
The 461st and 484th had a joint reunion in Omaha, NE this year.  Link is a very large file.
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Radisson, Indianapolis, IN 2012 - Indianapolis, IN
The 461st and 484th had a joint reunion in Indianapolis, IN this year
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Bloomington 2011 - Bloomington, MN
The 461st and 484th had a joint reunion in Bloomington, MN this year.
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Chicago, IL 

2010 - Chicago, IL

The 461st went to Chicago, IL for its reunion this year.

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Radisson Hotel

2009 - Tulsa, OK

The 461st went to Tulsa, OK for its reunion this year.

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USAF Museum 

2008 - Dayton, OH

The 461st returned to Dayton, OH for another visit to the Air Force Museum in October 2008.

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St. Louis, MO 

2007 - St. Louis, MO

The 461st had yet another fantastic reunion in St. Louis, MO in September 2007.

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Seattle, WA 

2006 - Seattle, WA

The 461st had a great reunion in Seattle, WA in October 2006.

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Washington, DC 

2005 - Washington, DC

The 461st had a fantastic reunion in Washington, DC in October 2005.

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Louisville, KY 

2004 - Louisville, KY

In Louisville, the 461st visited Churchill Downs, took a cruise on the river and visited a horse farm.

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San Diego, CA 

2003 - San Diego, CA

San Diego in October is great and a fantastic reunion as well.

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Baltimore, MD 

2002 - Linthicum, MD

From this convenient spot, we were able to tour Baltimore and the waterfront.

Las Vegas, NV  2001 - Las Vegas, NV
Shreveport, LA  2000 - Shreveport, LA

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Omaha, NE  1999 - Omaha, NE
Boston, MA  1998 - Boston, MA

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Nashville, TN  1997 - Nashville, TN

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Salt Lake City, UT  1996 - Salt Lake City, UT

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Miami, FL  1995 - Miami, FL

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Hampton, VA  1994 - Hampton, VA

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Fresno, CA  1993 - Fresno, CA

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Dayton, OH  1992 - Dayton, OH

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Rapid City, SD  1991 - Rapid City, SD

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Tucson, AZ  1990 - Tucson, AZ

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St. Louis, MO  1989 - St. Louis, MO

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Tarrytown, NY  1987 - Tarrytown, NY

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Colorado Springs, CO  1985 - Colorado Springs, CO

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Orlando, FL  1984 - Orlando, FL
Williamsburg, VA  1983 - Williamsburg, VA
Dayton, OH  1982 - Dayton, OH
  1981 - Torrence, CA