No. 19 Sky Harbour Class, March 1942
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of class 19 of No. 12 Elementary Flight Training School. There are three rows of men in uniform. The back and middle rows are standing and the front row is kneeling or crouching outside on a runway with an airplane and a building visible in the background. Back Row (left to right): Yule, Podgurski, Stewart, Wetmore, Vatcher, McLellan W.R., Crockett, Campbell, Vickers, Thomson W.E., Gross, McLellan A.N., Redpath, Levy, Bevins, Buchan, Gray, Collins Middle Row: Moody, McKay, McTrach, Gibson P.N., Williams, Posner, Dawson, Curry, Fry, Barrasso, Flachnart, Lawson, Rogers, Steinbery, Galbraith, Kellond, Gibson B.H. Front Row: Nelson, Luchenbach, Mosynski, Hepgrave, Cottrell, F/O Kanaga, Schofield, MacDonald, Murphy, Donaldson, Thompson L.G., Byrne There are 3 black and white photographs with different exposures (labelled a-c) and 2 negatives (labelled d and e). The photographs and negatives were in a brown envelope with '4581 923 Sky Harbour 19' written in blue pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.028..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.028/A992.0003.028d ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.028d )
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.