No. 62 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 62 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. The picture was taken outside, there is an airplane and a building visible in the background. Back Row (left to right): Nelson, Snell, Shrive, Young, Clatworthy, Hustell, Harre, Dooher, Adams, Ehman, Simard, Reilly, Crossley Centre Row: Grossenbacker, Vandenbrand, Sills, Jackson, Fowler, Wallace, Brennan, Avon, Birch, Wolfe, Smith, Steer, Wagner, Richardson, Kerslake Front Row: Reilly, L., Borthwick, Clough, Broad, Southcott, Powell, Given, Ball, Spencer, Sharpe, Lavery, Carmichael, King, Christie, Wimperis, Shepherd There are 2 black and white negatives (labelled a and b). A caption written on one of the negatives says : '12 EFTS - 62' The negatives were in a brown envelope with 'No. 62 F2 - 7 secs class 27 Sky Harbour' written on it in pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.036..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.036/A992.0003.036a ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.036a )
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.