No. 63 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 63 of No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School. There are four rows of men in uniform. The back two rows are standing, the next row is sitting, and the front row is kneeling, outside on a runway with an airplane and a building visible in the background. 'No. 12 EFTS - No. 63' appears near the bottom of the picture. There is a row of six men in the middle of the group wearing darker uniforms. Back Row: Kubibki, Cameron, McLeod, D., McCausland, Miller, Berry, McPherson, Houison, Fearnley, Patus, Manninen, MacLeod, Walkom Third Row: Hall, Keegan, Murray, Louis, Sorg, Clifford, Saxon, Linkert, R., Nicholle, Smith, Drysdale, Cooper, Todd, Fisher, Stewart Second Row: Barnie, Hamilton-Jones, Mielke, Edge, Herring, Blake, Dewar, Knox, Wright, Black Front Row: Begrie, Venhola, Scott, Hoblitzell, Robar, Taero, Haus, Linket, M., Hostein, Maynard There are 10 black and white photographs with different exposures (labelled a - j) and 2 negatives (labelled k and l). The photographs and negative were in a brown envelope with 'Class No. 63 Huron County Flying Training School Scholl 12 Proof 1 order 13 order 13' written on it in pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.037..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.037/A992.0003.037l ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.037l )
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.