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Hendrix, Robert Henry (Leading Aircraftman)

Drowned 1941-July-27

Birth Date: 1921-June-04 (age 20)

Born: Prairie Grove Arkansas USA

Son of William Perry and Mary Ellen Hendrix, of Walsenburg, Colorado, United States. Twin brother of Ralph Morris Hendrix who died in 1945 while serving with the United States Air Force.

Home: Walsenburg, Colorado, USA

6 EFTS- Elementary Flying Training School
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Leading Aircraftman
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Pilot trainee
Service Numbers
6 Elementary Flying Training School, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. LAC Hendrix accidentally drowned at Lake Waskesiu, Saskatchewan. Leading Aircraftman Pilot Hendrix is buried in the Masonic Cemetery, Walsenburg, Colorado, U.S.A.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Google Map Masonic Cemetery, USA
Lot 12 Block 7 Grave 1

6 EFTS- Elementary Flying Training School (6 Elementary Flying Training School)

An Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) gave a trainee 50 hours of basic flying instruction on a simple trainer like the De Havilland Tiger Moth, Fleet Finch, or Fairchild Cornell over 8 weeks.Elementary schools were operated by civilian flying clubs under contract to the RCAF and most of the instructors were civilians. For example, No. 12 EFTS Goderich was run by the Kitchener-Waterloo Flying Club and the County of Huron Flying Club.The next step for a pilot was the Service Flying Training School.
The lads of Course 98 No 6 EFTS Prince Albert 1944

Established in 1940 at the present site of Prince Albert Airport CYPA

More information on the RCAF Station at Prince Albert, SK can be found at
  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.Info - RCAF Station Prince Albert SK

  • More information on relief field Hagen SK can be found at
  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.Info - Relief Landing Field Hagen SK

  • International Bomber Command Centre ibcc - Course 98 6 EFTS Prince Albert SK

  • 1940-07-22 Primary Location Prince Albert SK Canada Current site of Prince Albert Glass Field CYPA
    1941-03-17 Relief Field Hagen SK Canada Relief field square turf no runways all direction

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