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Date: Aug 4 - Aug 7, 2016

Location: Savannah, GA

f 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
Southern Style Picnic Supper
Taste of Italy
Business Meeting
On Your Own Touring
Banquet Dinner
**Memorial Service TBA

The 2016 Reunion Activity Sheet/Registration Form
will be 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.

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Reunion Headquarters will be at:

Savannah Desoto
15 E. Liberty Street
Savannah, GA. 31401-3979
Local: (912) 232-9000
Fax: (912) 232-6018

Visit their web site
by clicking here


Click on map for directions thru Map

General Property Information & Hotel and Room Amenities:

Hilton Savannah DeSoto, conveniently located just a 20-minute drive away from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, is in the heart of Savannah's historic district. Enjoy all the city has to offer while staying at this hotel and taking advantage of one of our Savannah hotel deals. Relax in a cabana beside the outdoor rooftop pool at this downtown hotel.

With more than 20,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, Hilton Savannah DeSoto has ample room for your next business event or function. Enjoy elegant chandeliers and 5,408 sq. ft. of floor space in the Oglethorpe Ballroom. Invite delegates to a board meeting in smaller capacity boardrooms. Stay connected in the fully equipped business center. This hotel's beautifully decorated Harborview Room provides panoramic views of Savannah, an enviable backdrop for your dream wedding reception.

Try a southern specialty in DeSoto Grille. Boasting innovative and savory versions of traditional seafood and steak specialties, this restaurant is the ultimate in gracious hospitality. Sip a cocktail in the stylish Lion's Den Pub. All our Savannah, GA hotel rooms feature scenic views of the city's historic skyline and complimentary wireless internet access. Upgrade to a suite for extra space, including a private dining, hospitality or meeting area.

Rooms – for our reunion
  • 1 King City View
  • 2 Double Beds City View
  • Our rate includes a 15% Discount Voucher for all attendees that can be used at the hotel restaurant

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 Double Beds. Rooms have been requested under the 39th BOMB GROUP (Group Code: BGA) with rates good 3 days BEFORE and AFTER our reunion. You may make your reservations by calling (877) 280-0751 or you may make your reservations online by visiting the dedicated reservation portal set up for us by clicking here.

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 48 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 2016 After that you take your chances.

Check In: 4:00 pm
Check Out: 11:00 am

Airport, Airport Shuttle Service & Hotel Parking:

For those driving into the hotel: Parking is valet only which has been discounted to $19.00 per day with full in/out privileges for our attendees.

For those flying in:

Savannah Hilton Head Airport (SAV) is serviced by American, Delta, United and US Airways. Their web site is:

Getting to the hotel: Cab fares are approximately $28 from Savannah Airport to Savannah Desoto Hilton. For more information visit the airport's web site under Parking & Directions Section.

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

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This year we have no group tours scheduled. This will allow for a more relaxed and informal get together with plenty of time for families and comrades to tour our host city related to their personal interest. The hotel concierge can help with finding things to do in Savannah. As we get closer to the event, and know how many will be attending, we are looking at offering an “optional” group tour for those who are interested, and will contact attendees with that information in early July.

We have scheduled 3 group activities at the end of each day, so whether your day is spent touring or relaxing at the hotel, we gather to share an evening meal together.

Thursday, August 4, 2016
5:30 PM
Southern Style Picnic Supper
Hotel Hospitality Room
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Chicken Tenders, Assorted Deli Subs, Classic Potato Chips, Fresh Fruit Assortment, Vegetable Crudité Platter, Deviled Eggs, Fruit and Nut Roll Ups, Greek Salad & Gourmet Cookies and Brownies.

Cost: $15.00 per Adult or Child

Friday, August 5, 2016

5:30 PM

Taste of Italy
  • 3 Varieties of House Made Gourmet Flatbread Pizzas (Including Vegetarian Choice)
  • 3 Varieties of Stromboli (Including Vegetarian Choice)
  • Breadsticks with Marinara and Garlic Sauces, Caesar Salad with Herbed Croutons
  • Dessert – Chef’s choice
Cost: $25.00 per Adult; $12.50 per child (12 yrs and under)
Saturday,  August 6, 2016
9:30 AM
Business Meeting [return to top]
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 company of each either pool side or in our group's hospitality room.

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

Your Choice of:

1. Flank Steak with wild mushroom gravy - $45.00
2. Pan Roasted Chicken w/gravy - $45.00
3. Pan Roasted Salmon w/Lemon Dill - $45.00
4. Mushroom Risotto with sautéed vegetabless - $45.00
5 Child's Plate: Chicken Fingers w/ french fries - $15.00

Dinner includes Mixed Field Greens w/ tomatoes, cucumbers, Choice of Two Dressings, Fingerling Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Dinner Rolls and Butter, Chef’s Choice Dessert, Fresh Brewed Coffee and Iced Tea.

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) 835-0923
Email to:
Pete Weiler
3728 Aloha Drive
Sarasota, Florida  34232-5504
(941) 377-2451
Email to: