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416th Bombardment Group (L)

2011 Reunion

Windsor Locks, Connecticut

October 12-15, 2011



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Hampton Inn Hartford

416th veterans

Veterans present at the Reunion Banquet

Left to Right seated:  Vinnie Fair, Carl Weinert, Dan Eastman, Dave Andrews, Billy Brewer, Bob Basnett

Standing: Ralph Conte, Jack Sittarich, Jim Keefe, Joe Meagher, Wayne Downing, Gus Ebenstein, Roland Dullnig


Veterans at the restoration hanger visit.  Seated left to right: Wayne Downing, Vinnie Fair, Billy Brewer, Dave Andrews, Dan Eastman
Standing left to right: Joe Meagher, Gus Ebenstein, Ralph Conte, Bob Basnett, Carl Weinert, Jack Sittarich,
Roland Dullnig and Merle Eastman
(Merle Eastman was a cousin to Ashton Carter, KIA)

The 2011 reunion of the 416th Bomb Group was held at the Hampton Inn Hartford, located in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, October 12 through 15. Registration and the Hospitality Room opened on Wednesday at noon.  Thirteen 416th veterans were in attendance.  A group outing to the New England Air Museum for lunch and a tour of "Reida Rae" and the site of the future 416th Memorial was held on Friday.  A business meeting, open to all attendees, was held at the museum on Saturday, followed by Happy Hour and the traditional banquet on Saturday evening in the museum's B-29 Hanger.  The 2012 reunion will be held at the same location.

For 2012 Reunion information, Contact Carl or Maria Sgamboti at 860-217-1580