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Name: Sidney Henri Platel
Sidney Platel
Country: England
Rank: AM1
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 11
Victories: 5
Born: 09 December 1894
Place of Birth: Lambeth, London
Died: November 1988
Place of Death: Croydon, Surrey
 
 
Platel served as a Brisfit observer with 11 Squadron, sharing all of his victories with Sgt. Thomas Stephenson. On 31 October 1917, Platel lost a toe when he and Stephenson were shot down by Hans Bethge of Jasta 30.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 23 Sep 1917 1625 11 Bristol Fighter (A7209) 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) Vitry
2 20 Oct 1917 1640 11 Bristol Fighter 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) NW of Cambrai
3 20 Oct 1917 1640 11 Bristol Fighter 1 Albatros D.V (OOC) NW of Cambrai
4 31 Oct 1917 1530 11 Bristol Fighter (A7235) 1 Albatros D.V (DESF) Fresse
5 31 Oct 1917 1530 11 Bristol Fighter (A7235) 1 Albatros D.V (DES) Fresse

1 Pilot Sgt Thomas Stephenson
 
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