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463rd Bomb Group Historical Society 2023 Washington DC Reunion
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2023 Washington DC Reunion

October 12th to 15th

It was a statistical inevitability that our group numbers would dwindle with the passage of time. But we, as a group, are at the crossroads. We don’t have the numbers anymore needed to stage a proper reunion. Therefore, with the board of directors in full agreement, we have decided to join the 15th Air Force for all future reunions, beginning with their October 2023 reunion in the Washington DC Area.

As you already know, the 463rd Bomb Group was a part of the 5th Bombardment Wing of the 15th Air Force during World War II. The 15th was made up of B-17 and B-24 Bombardment groups. Our fellow 5th Wing, B-17 bomb groups, the 99th and the 483rd, are already participating in these joint reunions. The reunions are mainly made up of fellow second and third generation “Kids” just like our group. So there will be a lot of passionate people there honoring their relatives who served in the 15th during the war. Since we are not organizing this reunion, the hotel, itinerary and meals will be coordinated by the 15th. You will be registering directly with them.

This reunion is being organized by the 15th AF and registration will be collected by them. Here are the particulars:

The Hotel for the reunion will be the

Westin Dulles Airport Hotel. To reserve rooms, please call 1-866-932-7062 and tell them you’re booking with the BOMB GROUP REUNION.

 Room rate is $112 per night plus tax and includes breakfast buffet for 2 per room and free shuttle to and from Dulles Airport. Rooms are available at the group rate from October 9 – 18, 2023 (including shoulder dates), to allow extra time before and after the reunion to take advantage of the nearly endless list of things to see and do in the Washington DC area.

Reservations must be made by September 22, 2023 to be guaranteed the group rate. Cancellations may be made until 48 hours prior to arrival. The hotel is pet friendly. Parking is free. Go to the 15th AF web site to book online! See the Link Below!

On Wednesday, October 11th, the 463rd Bomb Group will hold our own final, stand-alone gathering at the hotel (room TBD) to say goodbye to our group reunions. We will have a hospitality room from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM for us to get together as a group and toast this new beginning. Hope to see you there!


 15th Air Force Reunion Web Site

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