451st Bombardment Group (H) 15th Air Force

2018 Bomb Groups Reunion

Date - Thursday, September 13 to Sunday, September 16

Dayton, OH

Crowne Plaza Dayton Hotem

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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 the Sales and Catering Department at (937) 229-9835, Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM EST 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: Susan Prince at 978-749-0966, email: or Jonathan Tudor 207-730-0465, email:

  2018 Reunion Itinerary

2018 Registration Form

Past Reunions

2017 - New Orleans/Kenner, LA

The 376th, 451st, 455th, 461st, 464th, 465th, 484th, and 485th Bomb Groups met in New Orleans/Kenner, LA.

2017 Reunion image

 Vets and Modified Vets

Speakers at the reunion


Key to city 

2016 - Dallas, TX


The 376th, 451st, 455th, 461st, 465th, 484th and 485th Bomb Groups had a joint reunion in Dallas, TX. 

Veterans attending this reunion and a modified version of the same photo (thanks to Danny Wasserman for these photos).

Speakers at the reunion

Coy Buford displays his Legion d'Honneur medal

2015 - Kansas City, MO

The 376th, 451st, 455th, 461st, 465th, 484th and the 485th Bomb Groups had a joint reunion in Kansas City, MO.

Speakers at the reunion

2014 - Oklahoma City, OK

Speakers at the reunion
Gary Sinise Tribute

2013 - Tempe, AZ

2010 - Chicago, IL
Veterans in attendance

2008 - Chicago, IL

2006 - Springfield, IL

2004 - Des Moines, IO

2002 - Salt Lake City, UT

2000 - St. Louis, MO
Worship Service

1998 - Atlanta, GA

1996 - Minneapolis, MN

1994 - Kansas City, MO

1992 - Irvine/March AFB, CA

1990 - Fairmont, NE

1988 - Norfolk, VA

1986 - San Antonio, TX

1984 - Dayton, OH

1982 - Colorado Springs, CO

1980 - Chicago, IL