The 6th Bomb Group

The 6BG Reunions


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

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. Information about the Reunion and a sign up sheet are included in the June 2017 newsletter.

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.