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    Hello ,

    Does someone has some info on Sgt Piddler Stan an airgunner who seems to be killed during a raid to Kassel ?

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    Alain12

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    Have you any more info? Piddler name not showing on CWGC.

    What year?

    Where are you getting that name from?

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    Hi,

    Sergeant (Air Gunner)

    RIDDLER, STANLEY WINSTON

    Service Number 424999

    Died 03/10/1943

    Aged 22

    75 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.
    Royal New Zealand Air Force

    Son of Richard Samuel and Doris Riddler, of Petone, Wellington, New Zealand.

    https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...anley-winston/

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    Mojmir

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    If this is the correct person:

    03/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Kassel
    Fifteen aircraft were detailed to attack the above targets with incendiary bombs of 30lbs. and 4lbs. One aircraft returned early as the Navigator was ill, but the remainder successfully dropped their bombs in the target area. This was a good concentrated attack, large fires and heavy explosions being seen. Moderate A.A. Fire was encountered, which was ineffective except for one aircraft which received damage. This aircraft was captained by F/Sgt. N. PARKER, damage was received to the starboard elevator , starboard tail plane and the rear turret war partly shot away. The rear gunner Sgt. S.W. RIDDLER was lost over the target when the rear turret was damaged. It is considered that he may have baled out as the escape hatch was found to be open. The aircraft successfully landed at WING. Very few enemy aircraft were seen. It was clear at the target, but slight haze was encountered on the return journey. Navigation was very good.

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    Hi Gents ,

    Thank you all for the help , so it must ave been a typo in the book were i found his picture

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    Alain12

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