41-28641 Cee Gee

Object Number - UPL 23019 - S/Sgt J T Sipkovsky [Lorain, Ohio], inspects an American Consolidated B-24H Liberator bomber (41-28641 [A5+KB] KG200 (ex 41-28641 'Chee Chee' 8th AF...

Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) practice mission, A/C became lost shortly after take off, failing to form up with section. Landed in Czechoslovakia with badly wounded crew members [Sgt Nissen and Sgt Tollefsen]. 2 x WIA, 10 x POW. MACR 2968.
Impressed by Luftwaffe and flown by KG200 as a transport coded A3+KG until it was abandoned by a retreating Luftwaffe at Salzburg in May-45.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 732nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-743323
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 732nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-690464
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 732nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39012448
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 732nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12148360
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 453rd Bomb Group 732nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-688762
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

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Events

Event Location Date Description

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Czech Republic 1944-02-04 Failed to Return (FTR) practice mission, A/C became lost shortly after take off, failling to form up with section. Landed in Czechoslovakia with badly wounded crew members. 2 x WIA, 10 x POW. MACR 2968.

Manufactured

Tulsa, OK, USA Built at Douglas.

Delivered

Oklahoma, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned

Old Buckenham, UK Assigned to 732BS, 453BG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Impressed by Luftwaffe

Germany 1944-02-05 Impressed by Luftwaffe and flown by KG200 as a transport coded A3+KG until it was abandoned by a retreating Luftwaffe at Salzburg in May-45.

Revisions

Date11 Aug 2016 10:58:44
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/ceegee.htm
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28641
https://www.fold3.com/image/37105486
Luftwaffe KG 200: The German Air Force's Most Secret Unit of World War II By Geoffrey J. Thomas, Barry Ketley.
Bloody Skies: U.S. Eighth Air Force Battle Damage in World War II by Nicholas A Veronico.

Date10 Aug 2016 19:28:16
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

http://www.b24bestweb.com/ceegee.htm
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=41-28641
https://www.fold3.com/image/37105486
Luftwaffe KG 200: The German Air Force's Most Secret Unit of World War II By Geoffrey J. Thomas, Barry Ketley.
Bloody Skies: U.S. Eighth Air Force Battle Damage in World War II by Nicholas A Veronico.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:05
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 2968 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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