380th Bomb Group Association
REUNION - SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH Sheraton City Centre Hotel
2002 REUNION - SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sheraton City Centre Hotel
The 2002 reunion for the 380th Bomb Group was held in Salt Lake City from September 18-22, 2002, at the Sheraton City Centre Hotel.
SALT LAKE WEATHER: According to the information released by the Salt Lake City Convention and Visitors Bureau, the average daily temperatures in September range from 51 - 80 F. Bring a jacket for chilly evenings.
RAFFLE: Andrew Martinez, son of Conrado Martinez, Assistant Radio Operator, Gunner on the Ross/Handorf Crew (57) of the 530th Squadron, has generously offered to provide an authentic A-2 jacket for us to chance-off at the Salt Lake City Reunion. He will decorate the jacket to the winner's specifications and wishes. Chances will be sold at registration and throughout our reunion for $10/chance; you need not be present to enter. The winner will be picked at the Saturday evening banquet. Funds derived from the raffle of the jacket will be devoted to our historical research project. Andrew wishes no remuneration for himself for this project. We want to thank Andrew most wholeheartedly for his thoughtfulness and generosity in establishing this project.
HILL AFB AND WENDOVER TOUR: The Hill AFB Museum is installing a rebuilt B-24 from the Alaska Campaign. They hope to have it completed by our visit. The Museum has a great video show of the rescue of the B-24 from the Aleutians. The tour of Wendover will let our families see what one of the dreariest and most God-forsaken air bases of WWII looked like. This will be counterpoised by a visit to Wendover, Nevada, right next door across the State line. Being in Nevada, it has casinos! We will stop at the Great Salt Lake on the way back to the hotel.
MORMON LIBRARY: The Mormon Library on Temple Square in Salt Lake City is the world's largest and best Genealogical Library and it's free. Those of you interested in your family history may want to come a day or so early to take advantage of it.
Other tour options include:
Fort Douglas Military Museum -- Features buildings from the 1860s
Utah's Museum of Natural History -- 200 million years under one roof
Trolley Square -- Marketplace housed in charming trolley car barns
Enos A. Wall Mansion -- Turn-of-the-century mansion open to the public
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