93rd BGA President's Message

Summer 2022


Hopefully the snow is gone now here in Michigan! The tulips are finally “popping up” everywhere!

Our Officers continue planning for our 2022 Boston reunion! The hotel contract is signed, and schedule details are being worked out. We continue working with our friends at the Heritage League to plan the events of this “joint” reunion. We are excited to be able to combine our efforts, and look forward to another great reunion! Please see more info later in the BOF. Also, watch for a very important survey via e-mail concerning attending the reunion, which is extremely helpful for the planning committee!

Thank you to everyone who attended our mid-year Education session on Saturday, April 23rd! We had a great presentation on the current “surviving” B-24 planes around the world by Don Morrison. It was very informative! Also, Mary Yamamoto planned and hosted four of our original veterans – great American Heroes! It was wonderful to see them via ZOOM and listen to them chat about some of their war experiences. Thanks also to their assistants who helped manage the computers for them. For our very first time, it was a fantastic success!

At this reunion, we will be nominating and voting on Officers for the next two years. If you have an interest in serving in any capacity, please contact myself or any current Officer by the end of July. We can always use the help and “fresh eyes” in serving our veterans and 93rd BGA family. Fantastic news regarding Lt. Colonel Addison Baker of the 93rd Bomb Group! In a recent press release by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), it was reported that his remains have been positively identified! Baker was the commander of the 328th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy), 8th Air Force (see Historian article further in this BOF). His 2nd cousin, George Baker is a member of the 93rd BGA, and we have been in contact with him to assist with working with the DPAA.

Be sure to keep current with our websites, at www.93bg.com. Stay safe, and we will “see you” at our 93rd BGA family reunion in Boston, MA in October, 2022!

Jim Root, President, 93rd BGA