459th Bomb Group Association

459th Bomb Group Association
Attn:Gerald Greemore #553 Treas.
9462 Westminster Avenue
Englewood, FL 34224-9420

President: Archie Erwin #1038
Vice President: Reid M. Waltman #1307
Pathfinder Editor: Steven Dela
Historian: Lyle H McCarty #99
Auditor: Charles L. Davis #4

The 459th Bomb Group Association (459th BGA) was founded in 1982 as an association of veterans who served with the 459th Bombardment Group in the 15th Air Force during World War II. The organization is dedicated to preserve the memory and history of the men who served in the 459th BG and to promote camaraderie and friendship to members. To this end, the BGA conducts annual reunions, circulates a quarterly newsletter (The Pathfinder), published a unit history, "Coffee Tower", and sponsors a scholarship award program for descendants of 459th members.

Over 1400 individuals have joined the BGA since 1982 with about 950 active members at present. Each year an average of 350 persons attend the annual reunions to enjoy group activities, and to rejoin good friends and crew members. If you wish to share these experiences in our 459th BGA, please contact the Treasurer. Annual dues are $10.00 and life memberships are $75.00.

New 2008 BGA Officers are: President Archie Erwin #1038 Treasurer Gerry Greemore #553 Secretary Barbara Rollison #354A Editor Brian M Smith #1494 Historian Lyle H McCarty #99 Chaplin Brian M Smith #1494 Auditor Charles L Davis #4 Scholarship M Jeff Rollison Site Chair Archie Erwin #1038 Reg. Agent Maurice L Griffith #320

Your Officers are busy planning the 27th annual 459th Bomb Group Association Reunion at the Hyatt Regency Group Center, September 10, 11, 12,13 2009. Join us for visits to "KC HI-LITES" and "A DAY WITH THE PRESIDENT", a banquet and entertainment, sharing with crew members and old friends. VISIT "EVENTS" FOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION, AGENDA AND DIRECTIONS

Visit http://vgordy.com/Reunion.htm to see the 22nd 459th Bomb Group Reunion

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