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  B-25D-10 "Devils Enema" Serial Number 41-30254  
345th BG
499th BS

Pilot  1st Lt William W. Cabell Jr., O-735521 (MIA / KIA) VA
Co-Pilot  2nd Lt William W. Timpson, O-742392 (MIA / KIA) UT
Bombardier  2nd Lt George W. Green, O-673150 (MIA / KIA) TX
Engineer  S/Sgt Fredrick H. Robatcek, 37292139 (MIA / KIA) MN
T/Sgt William E. Storck 16072771 Operator (MIA / KIA) IL
Gunner  S/Sgt Adolph F. Svec 37074998 (MIA / KIA) NB

MIA  March 5, 1944
MACR  3143

Aircraft History
Built by North American. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Ferried overseas via Hawaii to Australia.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 345th Bombardment Group, 499th Bombardment Squadron. Nicknamed "Devil's Enema". When lost, engines: R-2600-13 a) 43-37392, b) 43-37372.

Mission History
On March 5, 1944 one of eight B-25s that took off on a mission against Yalau Plantation. In the vicinity of Hopoi near Lae, one B-25 was seen to side-slip out of formation and approximately 10 minutes later a large flash was observed lighting the coast area. This B-25 was last sighted by 2nd Lt. Sims aboard B-25 41-30185. The weather required instrument flying at the time and observation was impossible. When this B-25 failed to return, the entire crew was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).

A search was made on the return flight with nil sightings.

The entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. All are memorialized at the MAC on the tablets of the mission. Cabell has a memorial marker at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA at section 27.

Missing Air Crew Report 3143 (MACR 3143)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - William W. Cabell Jr.
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - William W. Timpson
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - George W. Green
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Fredrick H. Robatcek
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - William E. Storck
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Adolph F. Svec
FindAGrave - 1Lt William W Cabell, Jr (tablets of the missing)
FindAGrave - Lieut William Wymond Cabell, Jr (memorial marker)

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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