Henry Gordon Clappison

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Henry Gordon Clappison
Nickname(s) Harry
Born (1898-10-01)October 1, 1898
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died May 15, 1977(1977-05-15) (aged 78)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Allegiance King George V of the British Empire
Service/branch Infantry; aviation
Years of service ca 1917 - 1919
Rank Captain
Unit 91st Highlander Regiment; No. 204 Squadron RAF
Awards Belgian Croix de Guerre

Captain Henry Gordon Clappison (October 1, 1898 – May 15, 1977) was a World War I flying ace credited with six aerial victories.[1]

Clappison's run of victories came late in World War I. He was assigned to 204 Squadron in August 1918 to pilot a Sopwith Camel. He set afire a Fokker D.VII on 20 September 1918 and ran up five more wins over D.VIIs by November 1. His final tally was two destroyed, four driven down out of control.[2]

Sources of information[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/canada/clappison.php Retrieved 12 February 2010.
  2. ^ Above the Trenches: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915-1920. p. 104. 

References[edit]

Above the Trenches: a Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915-1920. Christopher F. Shores, Norman L. R. Franks, Russell Guest. Grub Street, 1990. ISBN 0-948817-19-4, ISBN 978-0-948817-19-9.