Our next reunion will include tours to the National WWII museum in New Orleans alongside other bomb and fighter groups that are with the 8th Air Force Historical Society.
The 392nd Bomb Group Memorial Association will have its usual group dinner on Friday night, membership meeting, hospitality suite all with great speakers and fellowship with our veterans and researchers. This is the highlight of our year for our bomb group and we have fun!!
If you have loved ones that served with the 392nd Bomb Group, then this is your chance to meet several of the Veterans, interview them along with our second/third generation reserchers and have access to many the 392nd Historical Documents.
Due to the large turn out, the Hilton has already sold out of rooms for the reunion dates. Donna Lee, Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. (AFR) is currently taking names for a rooming list at the Best Western Plus - a new hotel, about 1.5 miles from the Hilton. It's a cheaper rate at $109+tax/night and includes complimentary breakfast, airport shuttle, and parking. Both hotels will help shuttle folks back and forth as much as possible. The tour buses will pick up from both hotels. Folks confirmed at the overflow hotel should NOT sign up for a meal package since there is free breakfast at the Best Western. People can purchase the separately priced dinners.
Our first priority is to get as many WWII Veterans moved back over to the Hilton when cancellations occur. If there are still rooms that become available as the reunion approaches, we'll simply go in date order for the non-veterans.
AFR will contact people approximately 4-6 weeks before the reunion to reconfirm the reservation and obtain the credit card info at that time to guarantee the room. For now, Donna will need the following, preferably emailed to DonnaLee@afri.com for a paper trail:
Name for the room reservation
Specific bed type preferred (not guaranteed)
Is the attendee a WWII Veteran?
If you are holding a room at the Hilton that's no longer needed, please do NOT cancel it directly with the Hilton. We urge you to email Donna at AFR (DonnaLee@afri.com) the name, confirmation number, and dates for her to cancel it. This way, we can ensure that the room stays in our block and used by someone wanting to be at the Hilton. Donna will request a name change and obtain new credit card info for the guarantee. She's already helped several veterans obtain rooms at the Hilton through this process. If necessary, Donna can be reached by phone at 706-356-1905. Thanks for your cooperation, and thanks for helping another veteran!