From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

John Yoho '29

Date of birth: September 27, 1908

Date of death: January 6, 1943

Age: 34

Lucky Bag

From the 1929 Lucky Bag:


John was lost on January 6, 1943 when the plane he was piloting crashed near Norfolk, Virginia. The other crewman aboard was also killed. John was commanding officer of Scouting Squadron (VS) 9.

He was survived by his wife, stepson, parents, and younger brother Jud Yoho, Jr. '36.

It's unclear why John's name appears so late on the Class of 1929 panel.

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Jud Yoho, Jr. '36 was lost a few months later when his submarine was sunk in the Pacific.

The next commanding officer of Scouting Squadron (VS) 9, Robert Donaldson '34, was lost barely a month later.

Class of 1929

John is one of 29 members of the Class of 1929 on Virtual Memorial Hall.