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Date: Jul 27 - Jul 30, 2017

Location: Chattanooga, TN

If your a veteran of the 39th Bomb Group or a relative of one, and would like to join the 39th Bomb Group Association, we'd love to have you. A membership application is available from the Association page or you may contact one of the people listed below for more information or e-mail us at:

Reunions are a great way to renew old friendships, share in the memories of your accomplishments, teach younger generations the history of World War II, from those who were there, the veterans of the 39th Bomb Group (VH).

Reunion information Packet includes:
Hotel Reservation Information
Schedule Of Events - Click on the links below for details
Welcome Reception
Chattanooga Duck Tour w/ Lunch
Chattanooga Lookouts Baseball Game w/dinner
Business Meeting & Memorial Service
On Your Own Touring
Banquet Dinner

The 2017 Reunion Activity Sheet/Registration Form
are available for downloading in the following formats:

Please choose the events you want and mail in your Activity Sheet/RSVP form with payment to Liz Van Kampen, Reunion Coordinator ASAP so that we can get an accurate count for meals.

Click here to get your free Acrobat Reader

Reunion Headquarters will be at:

Chattanooga Downtown
407 Chestnut Street
Chattanooga, TN. 37402
Local: (423) 756-5150
Fax: (423) 7526950

Visit their web site
by clicking here


Click on map for directions thru Map

General Property Information & Hotel and Room Amenities:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chattanooga Downtown is just off I-24/Highway 27 in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our hotel's Chattanooga, TN location is situated only minutes from Rock City, the Tennessee Aquarium, all of Chattanooga’s riverfront attractions, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC). Shop, dine and stroll the Scenic City that waits right outside our doors.

Nearby Chattanooga tourist attractions include Historic Chickamauga Civil War Battlefield, Lookout Mountain, Rock City and the Tennessee Aquarium. The hotel is close to several businesses including Alstom, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, CIGNA, Unum Group and Volkswagen. Visiting physicians and medical students will enjoy our proximity to downtown Chattanooga hospitals such as Erlanger Medical Center, Memorial Hospital and Parkridge Hospital.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Chattanooga, TN boasts complimentary wired and wireless Internet access throughout, including guest rooms and suites. Check email in our inviting lobby or with a cold beverage at the H2O lounge. Our hotel offers a vibrant choice of dining and rejuvenation options. Dine on bistro-style dishes at ELEVEN, plunge into the pool or reinvigorate at the fitness center. Our 11,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and downtown Chattanooga location makes us ideal for meetings, weddings and social events.

Rooms – for our reunion
  • 1 King Room
  • 2 Queen Beds Room

Reunion attendees are responsible for making their own hotel accommodations and travel arrangements

Room Rate: $139.00, plus taxes/fees, per room per night for 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds. Rooms have been requested under the 39th BOMB GROUP (Group Code: BMG) with rates good 2 days BEFORE and AFTER our reunion. You may make your reservations by calling (423) 756-5150 or you may make your reservations online by visiting the dedicated reservation portal set up for us by clicking here.

To make multiple room reservations click here

For those needing ADA Handicapped Rooms please call (423) 756-5150 to make your reservations

Cancellation of Room: If you find you are unable to attend our reunion and need to cancel your room reservation - rooms must be canceled at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled arrival. Contact the hotel as they are the ones you made the hotel reservation with.

CUT OFF IS 16 JUNE 2017 After that date, we will be unable to assist you in getting the group rate and cannot guarantee room availability.

Check In: 3:00 pm
Check Out: 12:00 Noon

Hospitality Room: We will have a complimentary hospitality room for our use during our reunion to enjoy our time with comrades and family, however, our contract DOES NOT allow for outside food/beverages in the hospitality room.

Airport, Airport Shuttle Service & Hotel Parking:

For those flying in: For those flying: Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport (CHA) is located at 1001 Airport Rd. Chattanooga, TN. 37421. Their web site is:

Transportation from/to Airport:
On the airport’s web site under Passenger Info – Ground Transportation section you see a list of ground transportation available. If you are using a taxi, our hotel has recommended Millennium Taxi – to check rates or schedule pick up in advance please call Keith at (423) 987-5395. There are also cabs available at the airport.

For those Driving in click here

Make sure to mention you are with the 39th Bomb Group Reunion to get the correct rate.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017
5:30 PM
Welcome Reception
Hotel Hospitality Room
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4 Varieties Thin Crust Pizzas:
• Pesto, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil
• Marinara, black olive, bacon, cheese, grilled chicken
• Mushroom, onion, pesto, cheese, arugula
• Seared Salmon, goat cheese, red onion, capers, cheese

House Made Meat Balls with pasta, Salad, Brownies

Price: $19.00 per person (Adult) $12.00 per person (Child under 10)

Friday, July 28, 2017

10:00 AM

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Just when you think you’ve seen it all from land, we will splash into the Tennessee River for the unforgettable views of Chattanooga’s Riverfront and Maclellan Island. Not just a tour, it’s an adventure! You will board an authentic renovated WWII amphibious landing craft for a narrated tour of downtown Chattanooga, TN.

For our tour:

We will be picked up at our hotel by the “Chattanooga Ducks” for a land and water tour of downtown and the Tennessee River. Followed by lunch at Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant.

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Lunch will follow the tour in a private dining room at legendary Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant, a Tennessee tradition whose roots stretch back to the 50’s, starting as a small grocery store in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee.

Menu: Choice of BBQ Pulled Pork, Roasted Chicken or Fried Catfish, 2 sides of your choice from a menu including house salad, Caesar salad, mashed potatoes, smashed sweet potatoes, french fries, sweet potato fries, green beans, turnip greens, soup of the day, veggie of the day, coleslaw, baked beans or onions rings, plus bread and a soft drink or iced tea. Vegetarian option – 4 sides of your choice.
Price includes tour and lunch:
$42.00 per person (Adult)
$40.00 per person (Seniors 60 and above and Teens)
$22.00 per person (Child 3 – 12)
$12.00 tour + meal per person (Child under 3)
$5.00 tour only per person (Child under 3)

6:00 PM

Chattanooga Lookouts Baseball Game and Ball Park Dinner -
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We have reserved a private suite at AT&T Field, home of the Chattanooga Lookouts, where a “Ball Park Buffet” will be served including Hamburgers, Wings, Hot Dogs, Chili, Coleslaw, Mac and Cheese, Baked Beans, Popcorn, Peanuts, Dessert, Soda, Tea, and Water. There will be a beer and wine cash bar, and fireworks after the game.

The Suite is air conditioned with sliding glass doors and lounge seating, and has a private outdoor patio with stadium seating. AT&T Field is a short walk from the hotel, (2 tenths of a mile/approximately 2 blocks). Hotel has a complimentary on call shuttle for those who would prefer to be driven to the stadium.
Price includes suite rental, buffet and ticket for the baseball game:
$32.00 per Adult
$25.00 per Child (under 10)
Saturday,  July 29, 2017
9:30 AM
10:15 AM
Business Meeting/Memorial Service [return to top]
At 9:30a we will hold our annual business meeting with the Memorial Serice to Follow at 10:15a
10:30 AM
Tour on your own: [return to top]

This time has been set aside for our veterans and/or family members to relax and enjoy the company of each either pool side or in our group's hospitality room or perhaps tour our wonderful host city.

6:00 PM
Till ..
Banquet - [return to top]

Your Choice of:

1. 8-ounce Red Wine Demi Filet - $48.00
Grilled filet of steak with a red wine demi-glaze served with Yukon Gold whipped potatoes.
2. Grilled Chicken and Jumbo Shrimp - $48.00
Grilled chicken breast with fresh herbs and juicy shrimp with a Dijon, herb and shallot sauce, with rice pilaf and seasonal sautéed vegetables.
3. Vegetable Melange - $38.00
Marinated Portobello mushrooms, zucchini, yellow squash, and roasted carrots served with rice pilaf.
4. Child's Plate: Fried chicken tenders - $17.00
with dipping sauces, mashed potatoes and green beans.

All dinners are served with house salad, artisan rolls and fresh butter, iced tea, and coffee and for dessert DoubleTree’s Signature Cheesecake with Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust.

We will have a microphone and podium. Come prepared to share your stories after dinner!!
Activities Sheet/ Dinner order MUST be chosen and paid for in advance at time of reunion RSVP

Reunion Information Packets can be obtained by contacting:

Liz Van Kampen
5418 Honeysuckle Lane
Oregon, WI. 53711
(608) 335-4491
Email to:
Pete Weiler
3728 Aloha Drive
Sarasota, Florida  34232-5504
(941) 377-2451
Email to: