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 / 453BG /732BS) , captured by the Germans and left on the Airdrome at Salsburg, Austria as they hastily retreated.
Personal note made by Major Frank E Sullivan, Gp Ops Officer, reads "Lt. Turner and full crew, on a practice mission, was apparently beaconed into enemy territory and are missing in action. "
NARA Ref 342-FH-3A05038-58057AC.
As well as strategic bombardment missions, the 453rd Bomb Group also ferried cargo on two occasions. They hauled petrol, blankets, and rations to France in September 1944 and dropped ammunition, food and medical supplies near Wesel during the airborne...
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...