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Name: George Leonard Trapp
Photo courtesy of Mike Westrop
Country: Canada
Rank: Flight Sub-Lieutenant
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Units: 10N
Victories: 6
Born: 01 July 1894
Place of Birth: New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Died: 13 November 1917 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Poperinghe, Belgium
Memorial: Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Cemetery: Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Westvleteren, Belgium Image
 
 
The son of Thomas J. and Nellie K. Trapp, George Leonard Trapp was one of three brothers who flew for Canada during World War I. He graduated from McGill University in 1916 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He joined the Royal Naval Air Service in January 1917 and was posted to 10 Naval Squadron on 2 July 1917. Before he was killed in action by Bruno Justinius of Jasta 35, he scored three victories flying the Sopwith Triplane and scored three more flying the Sopwith Camel. Both of his brothers also died during the war. Trapp's sister was married to Raymond Collishaw.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 12 Aug 1917 0745 10N Sopwith Triplane (N5354) Albatros D.III (OOC) Roulers
2 17 Aug 1917 0830 10N Sopwith Triplane (N5354) Albatros D.III (OOC) Ledeghem
3 21 Aug 1917 1835 10N Sopwith Triplane (N5366) Albatros D.III (OOC) E of Menin
4 09 Sep 1917 1630 10N Sopwith Camel (B3822) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Zonnebeke
5 28 Sep 1917 1045 10N Sopwith Camel (B3822) Albatros D.V (DES) Moorslede
6 12 Nov 1917 0800 10N Sopwith Camel (B6341) C (DES) 1 Couckelaere

1 Shared with FSL A G Beattie (B5650)
 
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