Henry Gordon Clappison
|Henry Gordon Clappison|
October 1, 1898|
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
|Died||May 15, 1977
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Allegiance||King George V of the British Empire|
|Years of service||ca 1917 - 1919|
|Unit||91st Highlander Regiment; No. 204 Squadron RAF|
|Awards||Belgian Croix de Guerre|
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.
Sources of information
- http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/canada/clappison.php Retrieved 12 February 2010.
- Above the Trenches: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the British Empire Air Forces 1915-1920. p. 104.
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.
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