The 6th Bomb Group

The 6BG Association

6th Bomb Group Association [revised]

The members of the 6th Bomb Group Association include veterans of the 6BG, their spouses, family members and many other interesting people. If you would like to join the 6th Bomb Group Association, click to email Larry Dananay.

Dues are $20 per year, payable to "6th Bomb Group". You can mail your check to:
   Larry Dananay
   224 Indian Hill Road
   Leechburg, PA 15656
If you are a new member, please provide Larry with the following information:
   Your Name
   Address (where you want the newsletter sent)

You can also visit the 6th Bomb Group facebook page.

Next Reunion: Nov 8-12 at Galveston, Texas [new]

This year, the 6BG reunion will be held Nov 8-12, 2017 at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, Texas.  Galveston was also the headquarters of Jean Lafitte, the pirate whose picture appeared on all 6BG aircraft.  All veterans and/or family members and friends are encouraged to attend.


Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017

Friday, Nov 10, 2017

Saturday, Nov 11, 2017

Sunday, Nov 12, 2017

Please Make All Checks Payable to "6th Bomb Group Reunion 2017"
Please Mail Completed Form and Check to:


Moody Gardens Hotel
7 Hope Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77554
Reservations: 888-388-8484
Name of Group: 6th Bomb Group

Our contact name for questions: Cindi Smith
Arrival Date: Wednesday November 8, 2017
Departure Date: Sunday November 12, 2017
Reservations are by Individual call in

Cut off Date: October 18, 2017 All reservations received after this date will be accepted on a "Space available basis only

Important: ON ALL INDIVIDUAL RESERVATIONS - reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card or first night full deposit. Reservation cancelled after 48 hours prior to arrival will be assessed one night's room and tax.

Check in time: 4:00pm
Check out time: 12 noon

Room Rate: $155.00 (single, double, triple, quad)

State and local taxes: 15% on rooms.


Copies of the following past Newsletters are now available for download:

A Historical Record of the 6th Bomb Group

This professionally produced DVD contains a pictorial record (over 450 photos) of the 6th Bomb Group.  The DVD covers the period from activation to the end of the war, including crew pictures, pictures of Tinian, The price is $30 (including shipping).  Make the checks payable to "6th Bomb Group Association" and mail your order to: WBW, Inc., 29277 Garrard Avenue, Frontenac, MN 55026.

The Pirate's Log

The Association has arranged for a reprint of the Pirate's Log.  Even if you have the original, this book is a collector's item with higher resolution pictures and better paper stock than the original.  The price is $25 for members and $40 for non-members (the $40 includes a one-year membership).  Add $3 for shipping and handling (on multiple books, add $1 each).  Make the checks payable to "6th Bomb Group Association" and mail your order to: WBW, Inc., 29277 Garrard Avenue, Frontenac, MN 55026.

Past Reunions

Sep 21-25, 2016 - Treasure Island, FL
There is a video of the vets sharing their recollections on YouTube.

Sep 9-15, 2015 - Portland, OR
There is a video of the vets sharing their recollections on YouTube.

Sep 25-28, 2014 - Baltimore, MD
This event was again hosted by the Ritter family.  There is a video of the vets sharing their recollections on YouTube.

Oct 3-6, 2013 - Milwaukee, WI
Details were posted in the June 2013 newsletter.  This event was hosted by the Ritter family and was the first time the Group had visited Milwaukee.

Oct 4-7, 2012 - Charleston, SC
See the June 2012 newsletter for details.  David Wilson has made pictures of this available on Flickr.  There is a video of the vets sharing their recollections on YouTube.

Sep 8-11, 2011 - San Diego, CA
This is one I missed.

Sep 9-12, 2010 - Dayton, OH
The birthplace of aviation.

Oct 29-Nov 1, 2009 - Las Cruces, NM
Took tours of the White Sands Missile Range, the Trinity bomb test site and the Farm and Ranch Museum along with several memorable meals, including lunch at the Owl Club and dinner at the Double Eagle Restaurant.  The Group was also honored by the citizens of San Antonio and of Las Cruces, who dedicated a monument honoring the 6BG.  John Creek, Jr. and his family (now residents of New Mexico) again hosted this event and handled the arrangements for the events, including making many visits to AF security to obtain the necessary clearances for the trip to the Trinity bomb test site.

Oct 23-26, 2008 - Midland, TX
Took a tour of "Fifi", the Petroleum Museum and enjoyed the hospitality of the people of Midland, including a Texas barbeque.  The event was hosted by John Creek, Jr., a resident of Midland, who also handled arrangements for the events.

2007 - Washington, DC
Visited the Smithsonian and the "Enola Gay".

2006 - Wichita, KS
The group unsuccessfully tried to take a tour of "Doc", but had a nice tour of the new Wichita Air Museum.

Apr 29-May 1, 2004 - Savannah, GA

Oct 04-07, 2002 - Nashville, TN

May 17-20, 2001 - St. Louis, MO

Aug 30, 1986 - Omaha, NE
I believe this is the first reunion.  Just a bunch of kids, most in their 60s.

Recent Changes and Additions to the Webpage

I am slowly making additional changes to the website, including regular changes to the personnel list, as information becomes available.  Here are some of the bigger changes (with latest changes first):

Oct 2014


This webpage is here only because a lot a people have been willing to share their experiences and pictures, or the experiences and pictures of their parents, spouse, in-laws, and even strangers who have helpful information to share. I am still missing the names of many of the planes and flight and ground crews. Please keep your pictures and stories coming!!!