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ReunionsREUNIONs: "...22nd and final Bombing 104 Reunion - Portland, Oregon - October 15th through 18th, 2008..." Contributed by Kathleen Brown happytail2003@yahoo.com..." [27JAN2008]

Headquarters will be the beautiful RED LION ON THE RIVER HOTEL on the banks of the mighty Columbia River, the same location as the 1991 Reunion.

Free transportation is provided from the airport by the hotel and parking is free for those who drive.

Rooms will cost $109 plus tax and this rate will apply three days before the Reunion and three days following for those who might like to explore our beautiful state.

Reserve your rooms by calling 503 283 4466 and asking for "In House Reservations" weekdays from 8am to 5pm. Or you can call the Central Reservation number at 800 733 5466 at any time. Be sure to tell them you are with the Navy VPB 104 or Bombing Squadron 104 Group. Also ask about the rate to be sure you get the special rate of $109 per night. Complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access is provided in all guest rooms. There are many restaurants within walking distance of the hotel as well as a large shopping mall.

Downtown Portland is located on the banks of the Willamette River and is a beautiful city that is well worth your time to visit. It has a zoo and several museums as well as a beautiful rose garden. Public transportation is available nearby,is reasonably priced,and can take you to of all of the locations. The Hotel will provide free transportation station where the "Max" train stops and you can go anywhere in the city and surrounding area on "Max". You can even request a transfer and transfer to a bus line if "Max" doesn't go to your destination.

The ocean is two hours drive to the west where Astoria, the Northwest's first city,is located at the mouth of the Columbia River. The Columbia has one of the most dangerous ocean bars in the world and ships have tp cross it when entering the river. Portland is one of the Northwest's major ports even though it is about eighty miles up river from the ocean and many large ocean freighters pass by Astoria every day.

The Columbia River Gorge, a National Scenic Wonder, begins one hour to the East. One can visit beautiful Multnomah Falls and see many waterfalls on the return trip if you take the Old Columbia River Highway rather than the freeway.

One can also visit Mount Hood and majestic Timberline Lodge, have lunch there and then ride the ski chair lift which goes up high on the mountain and affords spectacular views of the surrounding area. You will be surprised at the absence of settlement nearby as it lies in mostly National Forrest lands and is very sparsely populated. (Warning- the altitude is more than 5000 feet and could be quite cold. If you go,come prepared with the proper clothing).

Kathleen Brown

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-24 (VB-104, VPB-104, VP-104, VP-HL-4, VA(HM)-13) Batmen Reunion 2007 Reunion Notice..." Contributed by MASSA, Andy navyvp24@hotmail.com [14JAN2005]
SEE: VP-24 Reunion Association VP-24 Alumni Association "...Updated Newsletter, Reunion Registration Form, Reunion Newsletter, etc..." [Updated 14AUG2007]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...San Diego, CA Reunion VPB-104 - September 26/29, 2007..." Contributed by Kathleen Brown happytail2003@yahoo.com..." [16APR2007]

Headquarters will be at the recently remodeled TOWN and COUNTRY RESORT located at 500 Hotel - Circle North,San Diego CA 92108

It has five unique restaurants featuring everything from a steak house to a deli, 3 cocktail lounges, 4 pools a spa and fitness center,and 27 hole championship golf course.

It is located next to a large shopping center with many shops for the ladies and an assortment of restaurants with a variety of menu selections.

It also has a stop on the Light Rail Transit Trolley Line which serves the entire city for those who want to do some sight seeing.Cost per room is $99 plus tax.(The going rate for hotels in the downtown area is $144 a night). Handicapped rooms are available upon request.

This rate will also apply three nights prior to and three nights following the Reunion dates for those would like to extend their stay.Room reservation may be made after May first by calling 800-772-8527. Please do not call before that date as it will take time for the Resort to set up their computers for our rate.

When calling, identify yourself as a member of VB-104 and request the Group rate. Be sure to check that you are getting the rate we have been quoted.

The Resort also has a website WWW.towncountry.com for further information.

HB and Bea Tillman are the Hosts and will have the Ready Room open on Wednesday,September 26 for those arriving on that date.

They are currently making plans for a field trip that will be interesting for all who attend.

Hope to see you all there.

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...PB2Y Flying Boat Squadrons (VE-1, VP/VPB-1, VP-2, VPB-4, VP/VPB-13, VP/VPB-15, VP-23, VP-24, VP-71, VP/VPB-100, VP-102, VPB-104, VPB-200, FAW-2, FAW-3, FAW-14, VR-2 and VR-8) are having a Reunion. October 26-29, 2006 in Tucson, Arizona. Please contact Jeff Eden jeden@teamshoppremiums.com or (480)-767-1175 for further information..." Contributed by Bob Cooley robtcool@aol.com [05JUL2006]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...Hello VPB-104 - Getting a Early start in our reunion next year Oct 4-7, 2006. It's going to be in Jacksonville, Florida. Host Ed Hurlburt. Hope to see you all there. More to come. Thank You..." Contributed by Kathleen Brown happytail2003@yahoo.com..." [12NOV2005]

UPDATE "...Reunion Update - VPB-104 Squadron Reunion - Oct 4-7, 2006 in sunny Jacksonville, Florida..." Contributed by Kathleen Brown happytail2003@yahoo.com..." [10FEB2006]

Room Rates at the luxurious Radisson Rivewalk are $79. We have 4 full days of activties and entertainment with lots of timeto hang out in the spacious Ready Room.

Breakfast is provided each day. Most lunches and dinners are,too.

Only a few meals out of the pocket during your stay. Award winning ROTC demonstration. Riverboat luncheon,nationally known Navy columnist,and other professional entertainment.

35 cents Skyway Express and River Taxi just outside the hotel doors for easy and fun transportation to the Landing where you'll find loads of shopping,dining and free entertainment.

Make your reservations soon by calling 1-800-333-3333 and make sure to mention BOMBING SQUADRON 104. This is very popular location and hotels can fill up fast and questions? Please feel free to e-mail: yatdance@aol.com

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...Screaming One O Four (VPB-104) Reunion..." Contributed by Kathleen Brown happytail2003@yahoo.com..." [22JUN2005]

Wichita Kansas Reunion at Wichita Marriott Hotel, on October 5 through 8, 2005.

Well it is that time of the year again to meet with our Shipmates, Room rates are $81 for a single room and $87 for a double And Get This! the rate not only includes the tax but also a daily buffet breakfast, including gratuity.

Reservations may be made by calling 800-610-0673 between 8am and 5pm Central Time weekdays only. Be sure to ask if you are reaching the IN HOUSE RESERVATION DESK.

The hotel also provides a free shuttle to and from the airport.

Lots of time left but don't forget to make plans.

Thank You

Kathleen Brown 6/23/05

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-24 (VB-104, VPB-104, VP-104, VP-HL-4, VA(HM)-13) Batmen Reunion 2005 Reunion Notice - Richard Call (Nashville, TN) and Johnny Finch (Bumpass, VA) will be hosting the 2005 VP-24 Reunion! We are eager to host this event in the Norfolk-Virginia Beach area. NAS Norfolk served as VP-24's home base from 1959 to 1967! Many of our shipmates reside in the Tidewater area. We have already done some preliminary work, have identified a couple of venue options, and are shooting for a Sept- Oct timeframe. After the first of the year, we'll nail down a specific headquarters hotel as well as an activities agenda. We are presently thinking about two days of activities - one day in the Norfolk area and one-day in the Virginia Beach area - including a great spouses program!..." Contributed by MASSA, Andy navyvp24@hotmail.com [14JAN2005]
SEE: VP-24 Reunion Association VP-24 Alumni Association "...Updated Newsletter, Reunion Registration Form, Reunion Newsletter, etc..." [Updated 13JAN2006]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VPB-104 Reunion - This year we ALL go to Washington, D.C. September 22nd through the 26th, 2004. Remember to get your room at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia (800-862-7666). We have a great location and the rooms will be $99.00 plus 9% tax. One added bonus is a free shuttle to the hotel from Reagan National Airport. Many shops, restaurants, walking distance, a Mall, and a Metro Subway stop a half a block away. We plan a trip to Arlington Cemetary with Admiral Sears Grave and our Squardon Plaque, New Smithsonian Air Museum or U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation. Don't think so long we, ALL want to see you there. For more information call on Fred Himsworth or e-mail him. I'll be looking for each of you to be there this year. Thank You...Kathleen Brown happy-tails@earthlink.net..." [08FEB2004]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-24 (VB-104, VPB-104, VP-104, VP-HL-4, VA(HM)-13) Batmen Reunion 2004 Reunion Notice..." Contributed by MASSA, Andy navyvp24@hotmail.com [06FEB2004]
SEE: VP-24 Reunion Association VP-24 Alumni Association "...Updated Newsletter, Reunion Registration Form, Reunion Newsletter, etc..." [23MAY2005]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-24 (VB-104, VPB-104, VP-104, VP-HL-4, VA(HM)-13) Batmen Reunion is being planned for Jacksonville, FL. It will be hosted by Don & Chris Hall (djhdestin@cox.net 850-650-3048). We expect it to coincide with the Blue Angel Show in the October timeframe (October 24th - 26th). A great spouse's program is being planned as well. We hope to obtain NAVY help - maybe a base tour and a visit to one of the active patrol squadrons at NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Don & Chris can use all the help we can give them! Can you volunteer to help?..." [13DEC2002]

UPDATE "...The BATMEN of VP-24 2003 REUNION Update! (2003 Update PDF File: 315 KB)..." Contributed by MASSA, Andy navyvp24@hotmail.com [04JAN2004]
SEE: VP-24 Reunion Association VP-24 Alumni Association "...Updated Newsletter, Reunion Registration Form, Reunion Newsletter, etc..." [23MAY2005]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...2003 Reunion - Oakland, California - Get out your calendars,the dates have been set. Our 2003 Reunion will be held on Thursday, October 16, throught Saturday 18, 2003 in Oakland, California Base of operations will be the Waterfront Plaza Hotel on Jack London Square. Of course, we expect the Early Birds to arrive on Wednesday or earlier and we can plan to have the Ready Room set up and working on them on Wednesday, the 15th..." Contributed by Kathleen Brown happytail2003@yahoo.com [28JUL2002]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...REUNION Update: Welcome to the actual new Millennium and another great SCREAMING 104 REUNION in Pensacola, Florida. Paul Stevens is the Host and he and his Ready Room crew, Mike Blevins and Joe Fisher, are ready to go to work to make this Reunion one of the best ever. Dates for "Early Birds" are Saturday, November 3 with activities beginning Sunday, November 4 through Tuesday, November 6. Tuesday will be a wonderful thrill with a visit to the Air Station to watch an exclusive Blue Angels rehearsal, just for us. Well, maybe not just for us but we will be close up and able to mingle with the aviators afterwards for photos and autographs. Base of Operations will be the Holiday Inn at University Mall. Telephone number for reservations is 850-474-0100. The room rate is $60 plus tax for one or two persons, a real bargain at today's hotel rates. I made my reservations January 14 and was advised that reservations are going fast for that time period so don't delay. It won't cost anything to make a reservation early and it can always be canceled if an emergency comes up. So far, Beck, Henning and Baxter have already registered so we have a good start for a great turn-out. In the event that no rooms are available at the Holiday Inn, an alternative at the same room rate is the Hampton Inn University just across the street. Phone 850-477-3333..." Contributed by Kathleen Brown happytail2003@yahoo.com [E-Mail Updated 24AUG2001 | 17MAR2001]


ReunionsREUNIONs: "...San Francisco 20-24 May 1999 for PB4Y '99. Liberator and Privateer guys/gals, attend your own squadron reunion first. If you can't do that, then make good use of your limited time as many others have from the 50+ PB4Y squadrons and share those PB4Y Experiences with others who "speak" PB4Y. No translation necessary! All family, grandkids (Free & 1/2 price!) and friends are welcome! Please contact Ron Sathre (son of deceased Plane Captain Ray Sathre, VPB-121), Int'l PB4Y Association, 31262 San Andreas Drive, Union City, CA 94587-2856 (510) 487-PB4Y to register today. Visit the website for more information..." Contributed by PB4YGuy@aol.com WebSite: http://www.PB4Y.com [03MAY99]

ReunionsREUNIONs: "...VP-24 & VPB-104--Batmen & Batwomen: The 1999 VP-24 reunion is set for Dayton, OH the weekend of Oct. 28 ?31, 1999. VPB-104 will also join us! The Reunion is being hosted by Walter Wilhelm, (Ph 513-251-4677), his address is below. If you have not received squadron mailings in the past, CONTACT him. I will defer to Walter to advise you of the details. A key feature of this year?s reunion will be a tour of the Air Force Museum at Wright Patterson AFB. I hope/expect to see you there ? NO EXCUSES! The Finest in the Fleet for over 50 years! Contact: Walt Wilhelm, 4054 Vinedale Ave., Cinncinnati, OH 45205, 513-251-4677...Best of health in 1999...Regards, Andy Massa..." Contributed by Andy Massa navyvp24@hotmail.com..." [E-Mail Updated 10DEC99 | 04DEC98]

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