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  B-25D-10 "Devils Enema" Serial Number 41-30254  
USAAF
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) Salt Lake County, UT
Bombardier  2nd Lt George W. Green, O-673150 (MIA / KIA) TX
Engineer  S/Sgt Fredrick H. Robatcek, 37292139 (MIA / KIA) Benton County, MN
Radio 
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. Constructors Number 87-8418. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as B-25D-10 Mitchell serial number 41-30254. Ferried overseas via Hickam Field then across the Pacific 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 took off piloted by 1st Lt William W. Cabell Jr. as one of eight B-25s on a mission against Yalau Plantation. In the vicinity of Hopoi near Lae, one B-25 was seen to side-slip out of formation. This B-25 was last sighted by 2nd Lt. Sims aboard B-25 41-30185. Approximately ten minutes later a large flash was observed lighting the coastal area. The weather required instrument flying at the time and observation was impossible. When this aircraft failed to return it was officially listed as Missing In Action (MIA).

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

Memorials
The entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. All are memorialized at the Manila American Cemetery on the tablets of the mission.

Cabell earned the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and Purple Heart, posthumously. He also has a memorial marker at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA at section 27.

Timpson earned the Air Medal, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, posthumously. He also has a memorial marker at Salt Lake City Cemetery in Salt Lake City, UT.

Green earned the Air Medal and Purple Heart, posthumously. He also has a memorial marker at Westlawn Cemetery in Del Rio, TX.

Robatcek earned the Air Medal and Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, posthumously.

Storck earned the Air Medal and Purple Heart, posthumously. He also has a memorial marker at Vandalia Cemetery in Vandalia, MO.

Svec earned the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, posthumously. He also has a memorial marker at Schuyler Cemetery in Schuyler, NB.

References
USAF Serial Number Search Results - B-25D-10 Mitchell 41-30254
"30254 (345th BG) lost Mar 5, 1944, SW Pacific. MACR 3143"
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 (photo, memorial marker)
FindAGrave - 2Lt William W Timpson (tablets of the missing photo)
FindAGrave - William Whitney Timpson (memorial marker photo)
FindAGrave - 2Lt George W Green (tablets of the missing photo)
FindAGrave - George William “Bill” Green (memorial marker)
FindAGrave - SSgt Fredrick H Robatcek (tablets of the missing photo)
FindAGrave - TSgt William E Storck (tablets of the missing photo)
FindAGrave - William Frederick Storck (memorial marker)
FindAGrave - SSgt Adolph F Svec (photo, obituary, tablets of the missing photo)
FIndAGrave - SSGT Adolph F. Svec (memorial marker photo)

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Last Updated
February 14, 2020

 

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