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2018 REUNION
Date: Jul 26 - Jul 29, 2018

Location: Louisville, KY

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: the39thbga@39th.org

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
Private Trolley Tour/ Lunch/Dinner
Business Meeting & Memorial Service
On Your Own Touring
Banquet Dinner

The 2018 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:



Louisville Downtown

100 South Second Louisville, KY. 40202
Local: (502) 562-0200
Fax: (502) 562-0211

Visit their web site
by clicking here

 

Couresty of Google Maps


General Property Information & Hotel and Room Amenities:

The NEWLY RENOVATED Courtyard Downtown Louisville is located in the heart of the city. At the corner of 2nd and Main, we are directly across the street from the KFC Yum! Center, home to the University of Louisville Cardinals. We are also just blocks from the KY International Convention Center, the waterfront and 4th Street Live entertainment district. Also nearby are the Louisville Slugger Museum, the Louisville Zoo, and Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. Enjoy University of Louisville Athletics while staying in our hotel. We offer inexpensive attached garage parking, motor coach parking for groups and complimentary airport shuttle to/from Louisville International. When planning your next event, our banquet space can effortlessly accommodate up to 75 guests. If you are looking for comfortable and welcoming accommodations, look no further than the Courtyard Louisville Downtown!

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 with rates good 2 days BEFORE and AFTER our reunion. You may make your reservations by calling (502) 562-0200 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 please call hotel directly. For those needing ADA Handicapped Rooms please call (502) 562-0200 to make your reservations

Private Buffet Breakfast: Our hotel is offering to serve us a private buffet breakfast each morning in our meeting space. If you will be attending breakfast, please indicate number of attendees on the registration sheet— (the charge will be added to individual room bills by the hotel), but hotel needs us to provide a count for each day. Breakfast Buffet: 7:30 – 9:30 am Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $7.42/person per day includes tax (does not include gratuity) Includes Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, White and Whole Wheat Bread for toasting, Whole Seasonal Fruit, Plain Yogurt with Granola on the Side, Oatmeal. Drinks include Juice, Milk, Coffee and Water. .

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 72 hours prior to your scheduled arrival. Contact the hotel as they are the ones you made the hotel reservation with.

CUT OFF IS 15 JUNE 2018 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.

Hotel Parking: Self-Parking, the rate is $12 per day for our attendees.

Airport & Airport Shuttle Service:

For those flying in: Louisville International Airport (SDF) is located at 600 Terminal Drive, Louisville, KY 40209. Their web site is: http://www.flylouisville.com

Transportation from/to Airport: Our hotel has a complimentary airport shuttle, on request, running from 7a – 11p., call for pick up (502-562-0200) once you have your luggage.  The hotel web site states estimated $20 fee for taxi (one way).  You may also want to check the airport web site’s Ground Transportation page for other options. Go to http://www.flylouisville.com then look under GETTING TO AND FROM – GROUND TRANSPORTATION section.

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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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday, July 26, 2018
5:30 PM
Welcome Reception
Hotel Hospitality Room
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Buffet Menu: Pulled, Smoked BBQ Pork with Kaiser Rolls, Homemade Cole Slaw, Kansas City Beans, Potato Salad, Assorted Cookies and Brownies; Bottled Iced Tea, Assorted Sodas and Bottled Water provided.

Price: $23.00 per person (Adult) $12.00 per person (Child 12 & under)

Friday, July 27, 2018

7:30a - 9:30a

Group Breakfast [return to top]
Breakfast Buffet: 7:30 – 9:30 am Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $7.42/person per day includes tax (does not include gratuity) Includes Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, White and Whole Wheat Bread for toasting, Whole Seasonal Fruit, Plain Yogurt with Granola on the Side, Oatmeal. Drinks include Juice, Milk, Coffee and Water.

Price: $7.42 per person (billed to your room) MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE ON RSVP FOR COUNT PURPOSES ONLY
9:50 AM
Private Trolley Tour
Our private trolley tour including downtown Louisville, Old Louisville and Churchill Downs. We will be picked up at hotel at 9:50am and return to hotel at 11:15am.
Price: $24.00 per person (Adult) $ 15.00 per person (Child 12 & Under)
11:45 AM
Lunch: Troll Pub Under The Bridge - www.trollpub.com
The Troll Pub Under the Bridge (463 ft – 2-minute walk from hotel) will accommodate our group in a private or semi-private area of the restaurant and everyone will order from menu and pay individually. Unique atmosphere and expansive menu including sandwiches, salads, soups, burgers, wraps and interesting desserts.
5:30 PM
Old Spaghetti Factory Dinner - www.osf.com/location/louisville-ky [return to top]
We will be dinning together at the Old Spaghetti Factory (.2 mile – 4-minute walk from hotel). We can choose from the following:

Sicilian Meatballs and Spaghetti: Two large handmade beef meatballs delicately seasoned then topped with Old Spaghetti Factory scratch Marinara Sauce

Chicken Marsala:
A freshly seasoned breast of tender chicken with a Mushroom and Marsala Wine Sauce. Served alongside Spaghetti with Mizithra Cheese and Browned Butter

Vegetarian:
Spaghetti with Mushroom and Marinara Sauce (Vegetarian) with Old Spaghetti Factory scratch Marinara Sauce topped with seasoned, sautéed mushrooms.

All entrees include crisp salad, hot fresh baked bread and signature spumoni ice cream. Hot Tea; Iced Tea; Coffee, Milk and Soft Drinks included (not included: Strawberry Lemonade, Italian Cream Soda and Bar drinks).
Price: $19.00 per Adult $25.00 per Child (under 10)
Kids Meal: Spaghetti and Marinara, Spaghetti and Meat Sauce, or Fettuccine Alfredo
Price: $8.75 per Child (12 & under)
Saturday,  July 28, 2018
7:30a - 9:30a
Group Breakfast [return to top]
Breakfast Buffet: 7:30 – 9:30 am Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $7.42/person per day includes tax (does not include gratuity) Includes Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, White and Whole Wheat Bread for toasting, Whole Seasonal Fruit, Plain Yogurt with Granola on the Side, Oatmeal. Drinks include Juice, Milk, Coffee and Water.

 
Price: $7.42 per person (billed to your room) MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE ON RSVP FOR COUNT PURPOSES ONLY
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
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Banquet - [return to top]

Menu:
Your Choice of:

1. Bistro Steak - $46.50
Sliced Bistro Steak with a Peppercorn Merlot Sauce.
2. Florentine Chicken - $46.50
Boneless Breast topped with Spinach and Bread Crumbs, baked with Creamy Mornay Sauce.
3. Grilled Mahi Mahi - $46.50
Grilled Mahi Mahi Fillet with tropical Fruit Relish.
4. Vegetarian Choice:Grilled Mahi Mahi - $46.50
Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini with Onions, Peppers, Garlic, Tomatoes and Basil.
5. Child's Plate: Fried chicken tenders - $9.75 (12 & Under)
with dipping sauces, mashed potatoes and green beans.

All entrees include Fresh Green Beans with Red Bell Pepper, Quartered Potatoes Baked with Olive Oil and Oregano, Warm Sweet Southern Scratch Rolls and Butter, Assorted Desserts, Coffee, Iced Tea and Water.

Come prepared to share your stories after dinner!! We NEVER get tired of hearing YOUR WWII Experiences !!!
Activities Sheet/ Dinner order MUST be chosen and paid for in advance at time of reunion RSVP
NOTE: REUNION RSVPs ARE DUE to LIZ VAN KAMPEN (IN HAND) NO LATER than 15 JUNE 2018 - THIS IS SO WE CAN MEET OUR CONTRACTUAL COMMITMENTS.

Reunion Information Packets can be obtained by contacting:

Liz Van Kampen
5418 Honeysuckle Lane
Oregon, WI. 53711
(608) 335-4491
Email to:
Liz.vankampen@sprintprint.com1
Pete Weiler
3728 Aloha Drive
Sarasota, Florida  34232-5504
(941) 377-2451
Email to: webmaster@39th.org
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BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME & FULL ADDRESS
REUNION PACKETS WILL BE MAILED VIA U. S. POSTAL SERVICE