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Name: Gordon Frank Mason Apps
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 66
Victories: 10
Born: 03 May 1899
Place of Birth: Lenham, Kent, England
Died: 24 October 1931 KIFA
Place of Death: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
 
 
The son of Henry and Kate Apps, Gordon Frank Mason Apps joined the Royal Flying Corps in August 1917. Serving in Italy with 66 Squadron, he scored nine victories flying the Sopwith Camel. On 4 May 1918, he shot down an Albatros D.III flown by Andreas Dombrowski. Apps later served with the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Apps' Medal Group
Military Funeral For Canada Fliers
   Petersboro [sic], Ont., Oct. 26 (UP).—The bodies of Flight Lieut. Gordon Apps, of the Royal Canadian Flying Corps, and John Hand, Camp Borden officer, were to be buried today with military honors.
   Apps and Hand were killed in an airplane crash here Saturday [24 October 1931], which injured three others.
   Mrs. Apps, who hurried from Toronto to Petersboro to see her dying husband Saturday, arrived safely after planes had been sent to search for her. Lieutenant Apps had died, however.
Syracuse Herald - Monday, October 26, 1931
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Gordon Frank Mason Apps.
   A bold and skilful airman who in recent operations has destroyed six enemy aeroplanes, accounting for two in one flight. He displays marked determination and devotion to duty.
 
Opponents
#3 or #4 Austro-Hungarian Empire Andreas Dombrowski
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 11 Mar 1918 1140 66 Sopwith Camel (B5190) Berg D (OOC) N of Valstagna
2 28 Mar 1918 1520 66 Sopwith Camel (B5190) Albatros D.III (DES) Spresiano
3 04 May 1918 0945 66 Sopwith Camel (B2497) Albatros D.III (DESF) Vidor
4 04 May 1918 0945 66 Sopwith Camel (B2497) Albatros D.III (DES) Moriago-Vidor
5 24 May 1918 1045 66 Sopwith Camel (B5190) Albatros D.III (DES) Mt. Coppola
6 21 Jun 1918 0905 66 Sopwith Camel (B9410) Albatros D.V (DES) Sola di La-Oderzo
7 21 Jun 1918 1820 66 Sopwith Camel (D9410) Albatros D.V (OOC) Motta
8 28 Jun 1918 1030 66 Sopwith Camel (D8101) Albatros D.III (DES) Cismon
9 13 Jul 1918 0705 66 Sopwith Camel (B7358) Berg D (DES) Cismon - S of Godega
10 16 Jul 1918 1015 66 Sopwith Camel (B7358) C (DES) 1 S of Giustana

1 Shared with Lt A E Baker (D9418)
 
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