No. 60 Sky Harbour Class, August 1942
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of class 60 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 on the ground, except for a man in the middle who is sitting on a chair. The picture was taken outside, there is an airplane and buildings visible in the background. Rear Row: Wilson, Sgt. Buswell, Dalzell, Hanson, Cpl. Galbraith, Suhring, Findlay, Lorch, Taylor, Bouvine, Laney, Merrill, Cotton Centre Row: Christie, Varland, Kennison, Palmateer, King A.J., Sgt. Walls, Sgt. Muller, McClure, Kidd, Barnes, Drabble, Dock, Karnes, Jenkins Front Row: Gerber, Thompson, Kangas, Durnford, Brown, Jacob, P/O Cooper, Terry, York, Madden, King R., Shanks, Spivey There are 2 black and white negatives (labelled a and b). The negatives were in a brown envelope with '60 No. 60 No. 25 Class Sky Harbour' written on it in pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.034..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.034/A992.0003.034b ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.034b )
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.