"Aces of The Eighth" by Jack Fellows

Mesa, AZ: April 22-25, 2004

Mesa, AZ – 2004 22nd Reunion Hosted by “The Reunion Brats” 22 – 25 April 2004 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites This 22nd reunion was small, only about 72 at the Saturday night banquet, but it was a great one put on by The Reunion Brats of Washington State.  Jeri Glass, their local representative, did an outstanding job for us,…

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Ft. Walton Beach, FL: September 19-22, 2002

Ft Walton Beach – 2002 21st Reunion Hosted by Bob Kan & Ed Joyner (with significant help from Cecil Jones & “Diesel” Deano) 19-22 September 2002 Ramada Plaza Beach Resort

Washington DC: April 5-8, 2001

Washington, DC 20th Reunion 5-8 April 2001 Mologne House Hotel Walter Reed Army Hospital Campus This great reunion was hosted by Sol & Carolyn Harp on the Walter Reed Army Hospital Campus in northern Washington, DC.  We hadn’t been to this area since our Williamsburg, VA reunion in May 1988.      

Lampasas, TX: March 3-5, 2000

Lampasas, TX Mini-Reunion 19th Reunion 3-5 March 2000 This “Mini-Reunion” was put together in just a few weeks by Kirby and Penny Wilson.  Its purpose was so we could visit with them, meet Penny, who helped so much in getting Kirby back on his feet after heart surgery this past winter, visit with Lt Gen Robbins and his family, and…

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San Antonio, TX: November 4-7, 1999

San-Tone Reunion 18th Reunion 4-7 November 1999 Menger Hotel San Antonio, TX Hosted by Capt Jack & Wanda Shelton, MD      

Las Vegas, NV: March 26-29, 1998

Las Vegas Reunion 17th Reunion 26-29 March 1998 Harrah’s Hotel & Casino Las Vegas “Strip” This outstanding 17th reunion was hosted by long-time LifeTime Members JJ & Anita Cummins.  It was also our largest to date–about 200 for our Saturday night banquet.  Both active and retired Headhunters from WWII to the present attended.  A great time was had by all!!…

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Cincinatti, OH: September 19-22, 1996

Cincinnati Reunion 16th Reunion Hosted by Don & Susan Wykoff 19-22 Sep 1996 Omni Hotel This great reunion, although attended by a smaller number of members than others, was another huge success!  When we analyzed what the reason was for the lower turn-out, it was determined that, although Cincinnati was a beautiful place, the fact remained that very few of…

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Ft. Walton Beach, FL: April 27-30, 1995

Ft Walton Beach 15th Reunion Hosted by Bob & Nan Kan 27-30 April 1995 This outstanding reunion, hosted by Bob & Nan Kan, took place just 6 months before Hurricane Opal completely destroyed the beautiful hotel on the beach that was our reunion center.  Our Saturday night banquet was on the top 9th floor overlooking the Gulf to the south…

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Colorado Springs, CO: September 3-October 3, 1993

Colorado Springs 14th Reunion Hosted by Dana & Candy Duthie 30 Sep – 3 Oct 1993 This absolutely superb reunion, our 14th, was held in Colorado Springs in conjunction with the Air Force Academy’s homecoming football game of 1993.  For those that attended, a “tailgate” party was enjoyed before the game.  Our Headhunter Open Golf Tournament was held on the…

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50th Anniversary Reunion, San Antonio, TX: October 1-4, 1992

50th Anniversary Reunion 13th Reunion Hosted by Jim & Lois Ince Menger Hotel San Antonio, TX 1-4 October 1992 This outstanding 13th reunion to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the birth of our Squadron in 1942 was hosted by one of our WWII Aces, Jim Ince and his wife Lois.  Over 150 people attended from a membership of less than…

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Myrtle Beach, SC: April 21-24, 1991

Myrtle Beach, SC 12th Reunion Hosted by Jay Riedel & Bonnie Rose 21 – 24 April 1991 Unfortunately, this was the smallest reunion up until this time with only 50 people at the Saturday night banquet.  However, everyone that attended had a great time.  Jay Robbins was our speaker.

Phoenix, AZ: September 7-10, 1989

Phoenix, AZ 11th Reunion Hosted by Dean Price* & Steve Ludick 7 – 10 September 1989 This outstanding reunion was originally planned to be hosted by Korean-era member Dean Price.  However, Dean passed away a few months prior to the reunion date.  Kirby asked Steve Ludick to take over–he did, and he did a superb job!