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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

(I-29 & NW 112th St., K.C., MO)

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.


A note from the

Reunion Committee Chairperson

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Arrival and check in day.  The Hospitality room and registration table will be open all day with heavy hors d'oeuvres served in the afternoon and evening.  No evening meal is planned.
7:00 PM – All group informational meeting in the Kansa room (next door to the Hospitality room).

Friday, 25 September 2015

9:30 AM – Depart hotel for tour of the National World War One Museum at Liberty Memorial, with lunch at Museum Café.  (This museum and memorial is the only one of its type in the country and is extremely well done!  It also offers panoramic views of KC.)
12:30 PM - Depart Liberty Memorial for return to hotel.
2:00 – 4:00 PM – Veteran led presentations and discussions in the Kansa A&B room.
5:00 PM – Social hour before dinner with cash bar.
6:00 PM – Individual Group Banquets. 451st/455th/465th in Wyandot room, 461st in Osage A room, 484th in Osage B&C room, 485th in Sioux room.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

9:00 AM - Depart hotel for tour of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and museum.  Lunch at the Library’s indoor Atrium overlooking a beautiful outdoor courtyard.
12:15 PM – Depart Truman Library for a quick stop to view (from the outside) the Truman home.  National Park Service rangers will step on each motorcoach to give an overview of the home’s history.  (Our group will be far too large to tour inside the home.  They only take very small groups inside.)
12:30 PM - Depart the Truman home for return to hotel.
2:00 – 4:00 PM – Veteran led presentations and discussions in Kansa A&B room.
5:00 PM – Social hour before dinner.
6:00 PM – All Groups Banquet, Roger Locher, featured guest speaker in the Shawnee Ballroom.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

9:00 AM – Memorial Service
NOON – Depart hotel for lunch and tour of Steamboat Arabia Museum.
3:30 PM – Depart Steamboat Arabia Museum for return to hotel
6:00 PM – Casual Farewell Banquet in the Wyandot room.

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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Kansas City, MO 2015 - Kansas City, MO
The 461st and the 484th had a joint reunion in Kansas City, MO this year and were joined by the 376th, 351st, 455th, 465th and the 485th bomb groups.
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  2014 - Oklahoma City, OK
Speakers at the reunion
Gary Sinise Tribute
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