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    Default F/S S W Riddler RNZAF 75 Sqn 3-10-43

    Hi,

    I'm looking for crew details of the following Stirling:

    75 Sqn Stirling III LK378 AA-
    F/S N N Parker RAAF T/o 1905 Mepal. Hit by flak over the target.
    Sgt S W Riddler RNZAF + Sgt Riddler baled out. He was first buried in the
    Germerode Cemetery, 31 km SE of Kassel. Now he
    rests in Hannover War Cemetery.

    The death of F/S Riddler isn't mentioned in the BCL.

    regards

    Steve

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    Hi Steve
    NZ424999 Sgt Stanley Winston Riddler is in Chorley Vol 9,Roll of Honour, but the a/c probably got back minus a crew member as it doesn't feature in Vol 4 as a loss. Try 75 (NZ) Squadron Association, Friends of: Kevin King, 49 Greystones Road, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent ME15 8PD
    email kevinfking AT talktalk.net [FWH0507]. This is taken from the 207 Sqn website where they also host other Sqn addresses although I don't know if they are able to keep the addresses up to date.He also features on http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/general/RecordDetail.aspx?datasetID=578&SearchID=648885&Or dinal=1&Dataset=Cenotaph&OriginalID=22313 where they refer to Errol Martyn " For Your Tommorrow" as a source
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    Steve,

    As Dick has suggested, Riddler's aircraft returned safely and therefore no mention of him in Bill Chorley's Vol 4.

    Errol

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    Hi Dick, hi Errol,

    good to hear that his name is commemorated in vol. 9 of BCL. I'm looking forward to this book.

    Many thanks for the adress! I'll see what more details I can find out.

    regards

    Steve

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    Hi Steve
    Try http://www.feltwell.net/raffeltwell/75sq_index.htm, which deals with the Sqn's Wellington days but has contacts that might go beyond that station and on to Mepal and other a/c
    Regards
    Dick

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    Doesn't answer your question but,
    she was still flying with 75 in the early months of 1944 but with a different crew each time, so apparently not a regularly crewed aircraft.
    Stewart Mcloughlin

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    Hi,

    thanks to all for the contributions.

    regards

    Steve

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