IWM catalogue record
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Personnel of the 388th Bomb Group walk past a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30625) nicknamed "Joho's Jokers", on their return to base after a mission. Image stamped on reverse: 'News Chronicle.' [stamp], 'Tapsell.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 4 Nov 1943.' [stamp] and '291415.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'Back from the 1,000 [a censor has amended this to say 'Largest'] plane US day raid on Germany. Some of the air crews leaving the aerodrome with a Flying Fortress in the background.'
The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Amarillo 1/7/43; Love 4/7/43; Dallas 19/7/43; Kingman 6/8/43; Geiger 8/8/43; Pendleton 12/8/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 3/9/43; Salvaged n/battle damaged 15/7/45. JOHO'S JOKERS.