Bomb Group

380th Bomb Group Association
World War II Veterans Group

~  2010 REUNION  ~

Branson, Missouri

November 3-7, 2010





Branson, Missouri, known as the "Live Entertainment Capital of the World," is where everyone can sing along as superbly talented entertainers perform country, pop, rock, gospel, swing, and show tunes. But the fun doesn't stop there, comedians, magicians and specialty acts lend a wide diversity to the entertainment offerings here in Branson, Missouri. Colorful costumes, vibrant lighting, talented performers and a stage full of smiles await guests at all shows!

The Grand Plaza Hotel is located in the heart of the Branson just off the world famous Highway 76 Country Boulevard. Within walking distance to some of Branson's biggest stars, as well as some of the greatest outlet shopping.

Reunion Lodging Information:

Grand Plaza Hotel, 245 N Wildwood Dr, Branson MO 65616  -- 800/850-6646 (ask for front desk); direct number: 417-336-6646

  1. Because there is a 10% charge for online group reservations, you will be unable to make lodging reservations by that method to get the group rates listed below.

  2. Your options:  call 800-850-6646 (ask for the front desk) or send in the hotel reservation form to Barb Gotham, so she can submit your reservation for you.

Rooms rates: 

Standard queen:  $87.00 plus 11.6% room tax
      2 queen beds, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and ironing board

King mini suite:  $97.00 plus 11.6% room tax
      1 bedroom w/king bed, and parlor with sleeper loveseat (folds out to twin size), mini fridge, microwave

King feature: $117.00 plus 11.6% room tax
      1 king bed, 2-person Jacuzzi, mini fridge, microwave

Family suite: $147.00 plus 11.6% room tax
      2 bedrooms each with king beds, 2 baths, mini fridge, MW

Executive suite/honeymoon suite:  $147.00 plus 11.6% room tax
      1 bedroom w/king bed, parlor, whirlpool, mini fridge, MW

Same rates apply 3 days prior and 3 days after our event (10/31 - 11/9)

Barb Gotham found it easier, though, to call the Grand Plaza and talk to them in person, 1-800-850-6646.  If you are registered at the hotel, you can charge your tickets to your room and pay when you check out.  They will then have vouchers at the front desk for you to pick for each show you order.

REUNION EVENTS FORM - Sign up here for the reunion events!


Wednesday, November 3 -

                Registration - 1:00-5:00 PM - Wildwood Room (9th floor)

                Hospitality - 1:00-10:00 PM - Wildwood Room


Thursday, November 4 -

Optional morning musical show:                                                                                             Pre-registration required

Approx 9:15 AM - Buses depart hotel for morning musical show

10:00 AM-Noon - Red, Hot & Blue Christmas Show, Americana Theatre

12:30 PM - Return to hotel - lunch on own

Registration - 9:00 AM-3:00 PM - Montclair Room (2nd floor)

Hospitality Room - 9:00 AM-11:00 PM - Montclair Room (closed during supper show, 4-7:30 PM)

Welcome Supper Show at the Circle B Chuckwagon                                                                      Pre-registration required

4:15 PM - Popcorn and watch Old B/W western movies

5:00-5:45 PM - Supper & watch old B/W movie.  (Seconds are served!)

5:45-7:00 PM - Live Stage Show begins.  Old-time cowboy show tunes, once sung by Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, as well as pre-and post-Civil War music performed on dulcimer, banjo, fiddle, bass fiddle, rollicking humor and comedy!   

No transport            Since the Circle B is next door to the Grand Plaza Hotel, no bus transportation is being provided.  However, if you need a ride, let us know so one of us with a vehicle can drive you there and back!


Friday, November 5 -

Approx 9:30 AM - Buses depart hotel for Memorial Service                                                        Pre-registration required

10:30 AM - Memorial Service at Williams Memorial Chapel at the College of the Ozarks

Joe Wells, Chaplain

Color guard/sound technician/bugler/organist provided by the College of the Ozarks

11:30 AM - Buses return to hotel for luncheon

Noon - Luncheon (with cash bar) - Grand Plaza Hotel, Sunset Room (top floor)                Pre-registration required

1:00 - Buses depart for museum

1:30 - 5:00 PM - Veterans Memorial Museum, Branson                                                                Pre-registration required

5:00 PM - Buses return to hotel

                Dinner on own

Hospitality - 1:00-11:30 PM - Montclair Room


Saturday, November 6 -

9:00 AM - Group meeting/presentations - Montclair Room

Hospitality - 8:00 AM-4:00 PM - Montclair Room

                Afternoon on own

Reception - 5:00 PM - Sunset Room (top floor)

Banquet - Sunset Room                                                                                                                              Pre-registration required

                5:30 PM - Program starts

                Cash bar

                6:00 PM - Dinner served

                7:00-10:00 PM - Music/Dancing


Sunday, November 7 - Departures



Mail your event and/or hotel reservation forms to:  Barbara Gotham, 130 Colony Road, West Lafayette IN 47906-1209
Fax: 765-494-6298                            Email: 380th.ww2@gmail.com

To order show/attraction tickets other than those listed above:  http://www.bransongrandplaza.com/default1.php?source=shows

Email:  gphgiftshop@hotmail.com    Phone: 800-850-6646 (ask for Gift Shop)      Fax: 417-334-8792

Barb Gotham found it easier to call the Grand Plaza and talk to them in person, 1-800-850-6646. 
If you are registered at the hotel, you can charge your tickets to your room and pay when you check out. 
They will then have vouchers at the front desk for you to pick for each show you order.


If you are unable to attend, but would like to support the reunion, you can help by sending a donation to our Reunion Fund. 
Please make your checks to "380th Bomb Group Association," and mail to:  Barb Gotham, 130 Colony Road, West Lafayette IN 47906-1209

MENUS - Click here to see the menus for breakfast, supper/show, luncheon, and banquet!



Branson Airport is 10 miles south of the Branson Strip. There are auto-rental services on-site, as well as taxi and shuttle service into Branson. AirTran Airways, Frontier Airlines, Sun Country Airlines are providing flights to Branson from Atlanta, Denver and Minneapolis-St. Paul, hubs that connect Branson with most major U.S. cities. There also are non-stop regional flights to a number of destinations, including Orlando, Florida.

Springfield-Branson National Airport opened its new terminal in 2009. Accessibility has been improved as well: flyers can walk from their car to their airplane without climbing a single stair. Allegiant Air and American Airlines are among the carriers providing low-cost flights to the airport. Springfield-Branson National Airport is roughly 50 miles north of Branson.



The hotel has no shuttle service. You can rent a car at either airport, or there is shuttle, limo, and taxi service to Branson. It is suggested that you make reservations in advance for transport to the hotel.

Branson Coach/Tri Lakes Shuttle services the Springfield airport. Round trip for 1-2 people is approximately $160. They do not pick up at the Branson Airport, although they can drop you off there (1-2 people drop off is $20).  417-339-4888

Branson Grayline Shuttle provides exclusive service from the Branson Airport is $27 one way for 1-2 people, and $10 for reach additional person. It is approximately $47 round trip (1-2 people), with $10 for each additional person. Contact numbers:  1-800-237-4466, 417-335-4466 (local)

FOR A LIST OF TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS, PLEASE START WITH THIS WEBSITE: http://www.explorebranson.com/transportation/


American Airlines is offering special rates for our reunion attendees who book air travel with them to the Springfield, Missouri, airport.

Parks, Andrea <Andrea.Parks@aa.com>

Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 10:29 AM

RE: 380th Bomb Group Association Annual Reunion - use Promotion code 76N0AH

Hello Barb,

We appreciate your business with American Airlines. A discount agreement has been completed and is valid for travel November 1-10, 2010 to Springfield, MO (we do not have service into the Branson regional airport).

The Promotion Code you will need to give to your meeting attendees is 76N0AH for use on www.aa.com .

Attendees reservations may also be booked via our Meeting Services desk at 1-800-433-1790. There is a $20.00 ticketing service charge for reservations booked via the telephone. For Airport purchase the service charge is $30.00 USD per ticket. These ticketing service charges are subject to change and not guaranteed until tickets are purchased.

Please refer to www.aa.com/baggage for information on current checked baggage allowance and charges and bag and box embargoes that may apply for your destination.

Thank you for choosing American Airlines!

Best Regards,

Andrea Parks


The 380th Bomb Group Association has partnered with American Airlines to provide our attendees a 5% discount for the 380th Reunion in Branson, Missouri. The valid travel dates for this discount are November 1-10, 2010. You can easily access American's fares and apply this discount by going to www.aa.com  to book your flight. Place the below Promotion Code in the promotion code box and your discount will be calculated automatically. This special discount is valid off any applicable published fares listed for American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection. International originating guests will need to contact your local reservation number and refer to the Promotion Code.

You may also call 1-800-433-1790 to book your flights, please refer to the Promotion Code below when you call. Please note there is a reservation service charge for all tickets issued by phone. Please use our preferred partner, American Airlines when you can because of the benefits provided to you as a traveler and to our organization for extended partner value.

Promotion Code: 76N0AH

Are you an AAdvantage member?



Branson Tourism Center


Branson Shows


Branson Grand Plaza Hotel


Veterans Memorial Museum


Transportation Options


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Last updated:  07/09/2012 07:46 PM