No. 61 Sky Harbour Class, September 1942
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of class 61 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, except for one man who is sitting in a chair outside on a runway with an airplane visible in the background. 'No. 12 EFTS - No. 61' appears on the bottom. Back Row: Hexter, Wilson, Redmond, McCarry, Dakeyne, Steele, Ringham, Betts, Vincent, Thomas, Sovran, Eadie, Smeltzer, Marshall, Martyn, McLelland, Neil Centre Row: Cacchioni, McKim, Walker, White, Kryskow, Lamont, Meinderstma, McGeachy, Anderson, Vance, Ross, McDonald, Hanbury, Veronneau, Thompson, Horswill Front Row: Szabo, Ruthven, Whitmer, Smith, Fife, Ferguson, Matheson, Seepish, Wilson, Massie, Tibbetts, Richard There are 3 black and white photographs with different exposures (labelled a - c ) and 2 negatives (labelled d and e). The photographs and negative were in a brown envelope with '61 Sky Harbour No. 26 Class Airforce No. 61' written on it in pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.035..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.035/A992.0003.035d ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.035d )
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.