Sky Harbour EFTS No. 12 Class 16, December 11, 1941
Photographer: J. Gordon Henderson ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/about-the-collection/j-gordon-henderson ) ..Description: .Black and white image of Sky Harbour No. 12 Elementary Flight Training School Class 16. Picture consists of three rows of men in uniform posing in front of an airplane parked inside an airplane hanger. There are other airplanes visible in the background. Back Row (left to right): Murphy, R.L.F.; Pile, H.J.; MacNair, J.A.; Wagman, J.; Warner, R.L.; Stevenson, J.M.; Thorn, D.F.; Ullyett, L.W.; Oldershaw, E.J.; Gough, W.C.J.; Edwards, E.E.; Hall, L.W.; Duncan, R.; Fish, M.G. Centre Row: Sgt. Elliott, A.R.; Sefton, J.S.; Kavanaugh, R.J.; Phillips, J.W.; Tokarek, F.; Ballard, J.D.; Farnden, A.J.; Beckwall, J.W.; Wright, W.C.; Beckwall, A.L.; Witton, S.D.; Kent, S.M.; Taylor, A.R.; Richardson, R.H.; Wickson, G.C.; Lyle, E.F. Front Row: (kneeling) - Prefontaine, J.J.; Judd, W.C. - (sitting) - Wheeler, F.B.; Cragg, L.E.; Smith, F.M; Nablett, L.G.; Willingham, C.M.; Flt. Lieut. Thres, L.W.; Ross, E.E.; Wilson, G.E.; Warner, K.W.; Lyle, J.A.; Thompson, I.C.; (kneeling) Hewer, G.D. Written on the back of the picture in blue pencil is '16'. Also written on the back in pencil is 'Dec 11/41'. The photograph was accompanied by 23 black and white photographs. All of the photographs were kept in a brown envelope with '1007 Wilson & Swanbergson' written on it in pencil and blue ink. ..Object ID : A992.0003.134..View this item in the Huron County Museum & Historic Gaol's collections database. ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/objects/A992.0003.134/A992.0003.134 ) ..Order a higher-quality version of this item (fee applies). ( http://digital.huroncounty.ca/reproductions/order/A992.0003.134 )
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.