1 August 2012, 02:20 AM
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Heerlen, The Netherlands
was one of the 3 brothers who were all killed in the flying services in the Great War.
George was the middle brother and was born on 1 July 1894 to Thomas John and Nellie Kathleen Trapp of New Westminster, British Columbia. He joined the RNAS on 19 January 1917 and graduated as a flight sub-lieutenant on 14 June. Initially he served with 12 Naval, but on 14 July 1917 was posted to 10 Naval, who were flying Sopwith Triplanes from Droglandt. Just a month later he claimed his first enemy machine, when he sent an Albatros DIII out of control. He claimed 3 victories flying the Triplane before the squadron exchanged them in July for Sopwith Camels. He claimed another 3 enemy machines, the last being on the morning of 12 November 1917, when he destroyed a two-seater.
At 15.10 hrs on the same day he took off, leading a patrol of eight Camels to patrol near Dixmuide. Observing an enemy observation machine at 6.000 feet, they dived on it. Trapp's machine was seen to break up in the air and the wreckage fell in to the Allied lines. No other machines were seen and the two-seater made it's escape.
The date of his death is incorrectly shown in CWGC records and on his grave as 13
November 1917. ( Airfields & Airmen of the Channel Coast - Mike O'Connor)
He is buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery.
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