2008 Reunion

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is less than 10 minutes from the hotel (we will provide a map), and is better than the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum in Washington. Since Saturday evening activities won't start until 6:00 PM, plan on spending most of your time at the museum; you will find it to be an incredible facility. The newest addition was opened about 6 years ago and, in addition to having a missile hall and the only B-2 display in the world, have an entire hangar dedicated to the Cold War (alas, they missed an opportunity to display a real Cold War aircraft by enshrining 62-1819, 62-1822, or 62-1828!). Admission is free and they do have a snack bar as well as an IMAX theater.

Covert Air Reconnaissance in Europe: USAFE Operations 1945-1990, presented by John Bessette (7499th Operations Group Historian). John is a retired US Air Force lieutenant colonel and navigator who flew in the 7405th Support Squadron from 1965-68, and has graciously volunteered to provide this unique presentation of our mission and its heritage.

Presentation of photographs and other items from the squadrons. I'm soliciting your support for this folks! Please forward to me any photographs or other memorabilia from your days at Rhein-Main. I prefer digital files, but can also scan photographs and return them to you on Friday or Saturday. This will be an open forum, so I'm also interested in anyone who would like to share their memories.


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