2018 Reunion

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Crowne Plaza Dayton Hotel

33 East 5th Street

Dayton, Ohio, 45402

The hotel website is:

Crowne Plaza Dayton Hotel

Single, Double or Handicap Accessible rooms are all $114 per night (plus taxes).  Room rate includes full, hot breakfast buffet for all.  Group rates are good from September 8 through September 20, 2018.

To make your reservation, call (800) 689-5586 and mention the Bomb Groups Reunion.

All walks in this hotel are short, but if you have mobility issues, be sure and ask them to house you close to the elevators.  Handicap accessible rooms are available.  Please ask if you need these accommodations.  They won’t know your needs if you don’t tell them.

Reservations absolutely MUST be made NO LATER THAN August 16, 2018.  Reservations after that date are NOT guaranteed at the group rate and are subject to room availability.  There are no overflow hotel options available in downtown Dayton so to be sure that you get the room you want at the group rate, reserve before this date.  Any reservation may be cancelled WITHOUT PENALTY if cancellation is made 24 hours or more before the check-in date.

Complementary valet parking is available.  This is a downtown hotel.  The parking garage is across the street with a 2nd floor enclosed skywalk to the hotel.  You can leave your car at the front door, check in and they will park your car for you.  Of course you can always park yourself if you prefer. 

Complimentary airport shuttle is available, but you’ll need to call the hotel in advance with your flight information to reserve a ride to the hotel.

It is recommended that you reserve your room early.  We have a good sized room block but we ended up running out of rooms last year as too many people waited until close to the reunion time to book and no more rooms were available.  IF YOU BOOK A ROOM AND FIND LATER THAT YOU MUST CANCEL, YOU MAY DO SO WITH NO PENALTY UP TO 24 HOURS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.  So please, PLEASE, book your room now so if we run out of rooms in the block again, there will be time to add more.

If you have questions, call Dave Blake at (913) 523-4044

or E-Mail: reunion@461st.org

Liberandos Patch


At the 2017 reunion, the board approved the donation of our archives to the Briscoe Center for American History, located on the University of Texas - Austin campus.

Also, the board approved a $5,000 donation to add to Ed Clendenin's $20,000 donation in the memory of his father. Together, these funds begin an endowment for the preservation of the 376 archives.

Donate directly to the 376 Endowment

To read about other endowment donation options, click here.

2019 River Cruise


DATES : Sep 13-16

CITY : Dayton, Ohio

HOTEL: Crowne Plaza

2018 reunion details

previous reunions

For Sale

The Other Doolittle Raid

The Liberandos

Three Crawford Brothers

Liberando: Reflections of a Reluctant Warrior

376th Bomb Group Mission History

The Last Liberator

Full Circle

Shadows of Wings

Ten Men, A "Flying Boxcar," and A War

I Survived Ploesti

A Measure of Life

Shot Down In Yugoslavia

Stories of My Life


Born in Battle