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The planning is underway for our next reunion to be held the week of October 21st, 2018 in Savannah, GA and the home of the famous 8th Air Force Museum and many other attractions. More information on this event will be forthcoming here on the website and in the next Invader issues. Write down this date for a wonderful fall trip next year.

Seeing old friends, some for the first time in 30-50 years can be an emotional and really gratifying experience. We have this at school reunions, but when the previous relationships were under hard working conditions including preparation for combat or combat itself, the reconnections become incredibly meaningful. This is what happens at 13th Bomb Squadron Reunions. One pilot reunites for the first time in 35 years with the navigator he flew 65 combat missions with in Vietnam and that reunion becomes electric. Similar happy events like this occur every year at the annual Association reunions which rotate to different parts of the country where members and their wives, family members and friends enjoy tours and happenings in each location and especially the camaraderie.

The last 17 gatherings of 13th Eagles took place at Whiteman AFB, MO with the unforgettable 100th Birthday/Reunion of the 13th Bomb Squadron hosted by B/Gen Paul W. Tibetts IV, commander of the 509th Bomb Wing,(now M/Gen) and Lt Col Matthew R. Newell, squadron commander, in 2016 San Diego (visit the USS aircraft carrier Midway, take the San Diego/Old Town trolley tour and a harbor dinner cruise), in 2015 Branson, MO (entertaining shows and dynamic speakers), in Providence, RI ( Newport Tour, The Old North Church and Quincy Market), in Reno (National Car Museum and Bucket of Blood Saloon); before that it was New Orleans (World War II Museum), Washington, DC (Air Force Memorial Service), Tucson, (Pima Air Museum), Colorado Springs, (Air Force Academy), Hampton, VA. (F-22), Kansas City, (B-2), Dayton, (Air Force Museum), San Antonio, (River Walk), St Louis, (The Cards and The Bud Suds), Seattle, (Boeing Museum), Nashville, (Grand Ole Opry), and Abilene, TX. (B-1B).

New Orleans Reunion 2012

For more information about the upcoming reunion, please contact:
James R.(Bob) Parks
3219 Tavern Oaks St
San Antonio, TX 78247


On June 10, 2016, 13th Bomb Squadron commander Robert H. Makros was replaced by Lt Col Matthew R Newell. Click here for biography.


For a complete summary of the 100th Birthday/Reunion of the 13th Bomb Squadron, please refer to the 2017 Summer Invader Magazine located at the bottom the Membership Section. This was a thrilling experience for all attendees to honor with pride the remarkable history of the Devil's Own Grim Reapers.


Washington, DC Reunion Pictures

Rhode Island Reunion Pictures


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