AFEES Annual Reunions

The AFEES reunion in 2023 will be held in conjunction with that of the 8th Air Force Historical Society in Ontario, California, October 18-22, 2023.  Ontario is 37 miles east of Los Angeles and is the location of the Ontario International Airport.  The reunion hotel will be the Double Tree by Hilton Ontario Airport located at Ontario, CA, and a one-minute drive from the Ontario Convention Center, 12 minutes from Toyota Arena, five miles from Ontario Mills Shopping Mall, and seven miles from Pomona College.

Registration Instructions 2023 to be added

Registration Form 2023 to be added

Hotel Reservation Information 2023 to be added

Reunion Schedule 2023 to be added

Reunion Tours 2023 to be added

The reunion schedule will include visits to the following:

 When completing your reunion registration form, please indicate on it that you are AFEES members.  Note that we will have a separate hospitality room and that we plan to have our separate memorial service. 

Ontario is located in the Inland Empire which is described by Wikipedia as “The Inland Empire (IE) is a metropolitan area and region inland of and adjacent to coastal Southern California, centering around the cities of San Bernardino and Riverside, and bordering Los Angeles County to the west. It includes the cities of western Riverside County and southwestern San Bernardino County, and is considered to include the desert communities of the Coachella and Victor Valleys, respectively on the other sides of the San Gorgonio Pass and San Bernardino Mountains from the Santa Ana River watershed that forms the bulk of the Inland Empire; a much broader definition includes all of Riverside and San Bernardino counties.[3] The combined land area of the counties of the Inland Empire is larger than ten U.S. statesWest VirginiaMarylandHawaiiMassachusettsVermontNew HampshireNew JerseyConnecticutDelaware and Rhode Island—and is slightly smaller than the combined area of the last five (New Hampshire through Rhode Island).[4]

If you have any hesitation about attending a future reunion, read Jerri Donohue’s “Why Reunions Matter.”

For a list of prior reunions, their locations, and activities, click here.

To order an AFEES T-shirt, go to the following page on this website: https://airforceescape.org/afees-t-shirts-for-sale/ .  They look like this:

 

 

4 thoughts on “AFEES Annual Reunions

  1. My father served in the 8th Air Force during WW2 in England, how do I get any information on his unit. One of the planes he restored was the Dangerous Lady, he and his crew rebuilt the plane after it was headed for scrap and it never missed another mission. I’ve tried to learn information on his service but have not had much luck. I have his DD-214 and his uniform with the 8th Air Force patches plus news articles sent back to the local newspaper from that time. I was is in Rapid City, South Dakota and I understood it was a 8th Air Force reunion. I talked to an individual and gave him my fathers name and my email address. He emailed me later and said there was no record of my father ever being in the 8th Air Force. I would appreciate any information you could give me. Thank You, Dennis Hansen

    1. Dear Mr. Hansen,

      You posted a request for information on your father’s 8th AF service, but did not provide me with his full name. If you could send it, I will look through the AFEES website and some others for info on him.

      Best wishes,

      Bruce Bolinger

  2. Hello,

    Can you please share information about the Savannah reunion in 2021? My father was a Navigator on a B17 shot down over France and aided in his escape through Operation Bonaparte.
    He was 8th AF, 94th BG. The Eighth Air Force Historical Society recently posted a video on Facebook about the crew and their escape. I was planning a trip to Savannah and this would make it a once in a lifetime experience.
    Thank you,
    Sharon Butler

    1. Hello Sharon,

      The reunion of the 8th AF Historical Society this year is set for October 27-31 in Savannah, Georgia at the Savannah Riverfront Marriot. If you are a member of that society, there will be more information in the March issue of their magazine. We will post more information on this page as it becomes available. The 2022 reunion will be in Memphis. Thank you for asking. It prompted me to update this page of our website.
      Bruce Bolinger,
      Webmaster

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