No. 13 Sky Harbour Class, about 1940-1943
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of class 13 of No. 12 Elementary Flight Training School. There are four rows of men in uniform. Some of the men have USA Shoulder Flashes on the sleeves of their jackets. The two back rows are standing and the middle row is sitting and the front row is kneeling on a runway with an airplanes visible in the background. There are 2 black and white negatives (a and b). the negatives were in a brown envelope with '899 Sky Harbour No. 5 3 secs 15 secs' written in pencil and '13' written in blue pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.022..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.022/A992.0003.022b ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.022b )
During World War II, Goderich Airport hosted No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, providing initial pilot training for aircrews using the Fleet Finch.No. 12 EFTS opened on October 14, 1940 and closed on July 14, 1944.