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Harry E Joho




  • Eugene Cordes

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 388th Bomb Group

  • William Davis

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Photographer/Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 5 December 1943 AM/ PH Listed as "photographer" on the crew list on the mission he was KIA. Davis appears to have flown his previous missions as a waist gunner.

  • Robert Grove

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 388th Bomb Group

  • James McKenna

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 388th Bomb Group

  • Stephen Mitrick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 563BS, 388BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Thomas Murphy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Donald Streeter

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Elias Thomas

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Albert Wilson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • Robert Wilson

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

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Units served with

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 563rd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30340 Dry Run, Screamin' Red Ass

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 18/5/43; Grand Isle 4/6/43; Dow Field 25/6/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 26/6/43; Missing in Action Berlin 8/3/44 with Alan Amman, Co-pilot: Don Wollard, Navigator: Bill Pierson, Navigator: Ralph Diederich, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-30625 Joho's Jokers

    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.

  • 42-31138 Winged Fury

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/9/43; Gr Island 7/10/43; Romulus 10/10/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 15/10/43; Missing in Action Augsburg 13/4/44 with Art Nelson, Co-pilot: Art Livermore, Navigator: Maurice White, Bombardier: Bill Matuszewski, Flight...

  • 42-31176

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 27/9/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Wilmington 24/10/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 24/4/44 with George Gwin, Co-pilot: Chas Dunfee, Navigator: Wilbur Minnich, Bombardier: Bob Reis, Flight engineer/top...

  • 42-3285 'MARY ELLEN'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 26/4/43; Dow Fd 20/6/43; Assigned 385BG Gt Ashfield 20/6/43; transferred 562BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43; Missing in Action Frankfurt 29/1/44 with Francis Hennessey, Navigator: Clyde Richardson (2EVD-ret UK 22/3/44); Bombardier: Sidney...

  • 42-37773 Full House

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 23/8/43; Assigned 410BS/94BG Rougham 10/10/43; transferred 563BS/388BG Knettishall 11/10/43; Missing in Action Munster 22/12/43 with Webster Bull, Co-pilot: Leavitt Hobbs (body recovered 11//2/44), Navigator: Albt Bendix, Bombardier:...

  • 42-39845 Hulcher's Vultures

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 18/9/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 7/10/43; Missing in Action Dessau 28/5/44 with Marquis Fjelsted, Co-pilot: Bill Hudson, Navigator: Herb Honlihan, Bombardier: Chester Tracewaki, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John...


  • VIII Bomber Command 94 OPERATION STARKEY

    9 September 1943
    This mission has been named OPERATION STARKEY. It is planned as a coordinated attack of multiple bomber elements upon multiple targets and incorporates fighter escort as a rehearsal of what may be required to support an invasion of the Continent. It is...

  • VIII Bomber Command 95

    15 September 1943
    This mission is composed of three elements. The first element is a formation of 93 B-17s from: (1BG (19); 305BG (18); 306BG (18); 351BG (19); and 381BG (19) despatched to bomb the German air deport at Romilly-sur-Seine, France. 87 aircraft are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 97

    16 September 1943
    This mission is composed of two elements: Bomb Groups from 1st Bomb Division and Bomb groups from 3rd Bomb Division. The first element is a combined force of 147 B-17s from: 91BG (18); 303BG (19); 305BG (16); 351BG (19); 379BG (19); 381BG (20); and...

  • VIII Bomber Command 106

    2 October 1943
    This mission is composed of three elements, two or which are directed at the industrial areas of Emden, Germany and the other at the German airfield at Woensdrecht, Holland. The first element is a formation of 163 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division which...

  • VIII Bomber Command 108

    4 October 1943
    This mission is composed of five elements. The first element is a combined force of 104 B-17s from: 306BG (16); 92BG (17); 395BG (17); 303BG (19); 379BG (18) and 384BG (17) despatched to bomb the industrial areas of Frankfurt, Germany. 77 aircraft are...

  • VIII Bomber Command 111

    8 October 1943
    The shipyards and industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission, but cloud cover causes some formations to bomb targets of opportunity. The attacking elements have been summarized below: ...

  • VIII Bomber Command 114

    10 October 1943
    This mission was intended to be a massive attack of 307 B-17s on the railroad facilities and waterway (canals) at Munster, Germany. This attack was to be supported by a diversion 39 B-24s. The formation was attacked by hundreds of German fighters which...

  • VIII Bomber Command 115

    14 October 1943
    This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...

  • VIII Bomber Command 121

    5 November 1943
    Having had good success with P-38 escorts and limiting penetration depth into Germany this mission is directed at the railroad marshaling yards and oil refinery at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. In addition the marshaling yards at Munster, Germany are also...

  • VIII Bomber Command 127

    11 November 1943
    This mission is composed of two element. The first element is a combined force of 167 B-17s of 3rd Bomb Division including: 94BG (21); 95BG (20); 96BG (42-double force); 100BG (20); 385BG (23) and 390BG (21) dispatched to bomb the railroad marshaling...

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Associated Place

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...


Event Location Date
Born Sharon, Pennsylvania 14 October 1918
Enlisted Pittsburgh, PA, USA 3 January 1942
388th BG Combat Tour Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 9 September 1943 – 29 February 1944

Completed a 25 mission tour (plus 7 aborts)

Landed at Bovingdon Bovingdon, Hemel Hempstead, UK 5 December 1943

On return from mission had to land at Bovingdon due to lack of fuel

Died Port Salerno, FL 34997, USA 25 October 2008

Harry E. Joho (1918 - 2008)

Harry E. Joho, 90, died Oct. 25, 2008, at Salerno Bay Manor in Stuart. He was born in Sharon, Pa., and lived in Stuart for 25 years, coming from Erie, Pa. After retiring, he worked as a starter for 22 years for the Pine Lakes Golf Course in Stuart. Survivors include his daughter, Susan L. Joho of Stuart; and son, Richard Joho of Canada. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores Joho. Memorial contributions may be made to the Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34994. SERVICES: A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 1 at Stuart Congregational Church in Stuart. Arrangements are by All County Funeral Home and Crematory Treasure Coast Chapel.

Buried 2 November 2008



Date Contributor Update
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /