Troop Carrier Reunions and Events

Introduction

The Troop Carrier Reunion and Events page is for the use of all Troop Carrier Groups and Squadrons. We maintain this page based upon notices in Group and Squadron newletters as well as information sent to us from other interested parties. I also include listings of other events of interest to veterans and their families. If you have and event or reunion planned please contact me and I will see that it is posted.

If you are not a member of a particular organization but have an event in your area and you would like to attend please contact the sponsering organization. Many groups welcome the participation by others in their reunions.

Reunions

The 315th Troop Carrier Group

The 315th TCG reunion is in Louisville, KY on22-25 September 2004 There will be a visit to the Kentucky's Air National Guard 123rd Airlift Wing and Bowman Field, a visit to the Patton Museum and a trip to Farmington. Contact Robert L. Cloer at: rlcloer@syix.com

316th Troop Crarier Group

The 316th TCG is having their annual reunion in Washington DC. The dates are 30 September - 3 October 2004. The location is at the Marriott Suites at Washington Dulles, 1301 Worldgate Drive, Herndon VA 20170, phone 703-709-0400. Contact Bonnie and Steve Green, phone, 770-425-3030 or bsdgmail@bsdgreen.com

435th Troop Carrier GroupGreen

The 435th will have their reunion in San Diego, Sept 8- 11th, 2004. Contact AL Forbes - Secy/Tres - 76th T. C. Sqdn Assn. FOR76TCS@aol.com

438th Troop Carrier Group

The 438th reunion to be held at the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort, Fort Walton beach in sunny Florida. 4-7 October 2004. Contact Peg Christopher at pegchr@charter.net

442nd Troop Carrier Group

The 442nd TCG, WWII reunion to be held in Denver Colorado, Sept 14-16 Those interested contact Marvin Ledbetter, 102 Sheffield Lane, Taylors SC 29687 Phone 864/244-5861 popled@juno.com

9th Air Force Association

The 9th AFA Annual Convention, Tucson, AZ, June 16-20, 2004. For more information contact Ray Lowman at raylow@juno.com

9th TCC Pathfinders

The reunion for 9thTroop Carrier Command Pathfinders is to be held in Washington, DC, August 12-16, 2004. Contact Vito Pedone at (212)-532-1136 or (203)-266-6126

53rd Troop Carrier Squadron, 61st Troop Carrier Group

17th Reunion in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware between the 4th and 7th of May 2004 at the America Inn of Rehoboth Beach. On the 6th of May we have a planned bus trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the new WWII Memorial. Contact Ralph Specht, RBspechtCT@cs.com

437th Troop Carrier Group

The 437th Troop Carrier Group is having their reunion in Biloxi, Mississippi at the Treasure Bay Hotel at the beautiful 26 mile beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The dates are September 27th -30th, 2004. Trolley buses travel up and down the beach to all the beachfront casinos 24 hours a day for only $4. per day, unlimited use. New Orleans and the D-Day Museum is not far away. Contact Lew Shank at Flyby85th@aol.com or telephone (601) 831-1186

WWII Glider Pilots Association

The Glider Pilots Association reunion is to be held in Lubbock, TX. October 14-17, 2004 at the Holiday Inn Towers. Contact Virginia B. Randolph 732-462-1838 or tip14@juno.com

61st Troop Carrier (Airlift) Squadron
314th Troop Carrier (Airlift) Group

61st Troop Carrier (Airlift) Squadron "Green Hornets" 314th Troop Carrier (Airlift ) Group reunion June 10th through 13th 2004 at Little Rock Air Force Base, Jacksonville AR contact Sir Ben Hendrickson, Ph.D. LTC USAF Ret. at SirBen@sbcglobal.net or 479-582-9436

EVENTS

D-Day Remembrance Ceremony 2004
June 4, 2004 10:30AM
Magneville, Normandy
Contact: Gerard Scaillet gerardscaillet@wanadoo.fr

WW2 D-Day 60th Anniversary US Airborne historical weekend Aldbourne village, Wiltshire, England on May 22 and 23, 2004. Contact Neil Stevens at neilstevens437@tesco.net

60th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden September 1944-2004. Contact Jan Bos at circle82@12move.nl