No. 9 Sky Harbour Class, 1941, World War II photo
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of class 9 of No. 12 Elementary Flight Training School. There are three rows of men in uniform. The back row is standing and the middle and front row are sitting on a runway with 3 airplanes visible in the background. Back Row (left to right): Jackson, Grant, Van Ostran, Knight, Rice, Henderson, Ryesse [?], West, King, Marr, Johnson, Hildebrand, Undeuaffer [?], Horn Middle Row (left to right): P/O Webb, Hancock, Jackman, Hobbs, Shaw (Retired as top airline pilot), Hamilton, Gardner, Kelly, Fawcett, Griffith, Brady, Hines, Knarr, Hornell, Kimmerley Front Row (left to right): Pettit, Hawkins, Georges, May, Davidson, Cowan, Dorland, Henel, Garland, Hardwick, Burke, Gordon There are 2 black and white negatives (a and b). The negatives were in a brown envelope addressed to Mrs. S. Mathis (?) Campbellville Ont and the return address was J. G. Henderson Photographer Goderich Ont. Also written on the envelope is '877 Sky Harbor groups No. 27' written in blue ink and '9' written in blue pencil. ..Object ID : A992.0003.020..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.020/A992.0003.020a ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.020a )
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.