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Heysel, Mary Kathryn (Aircraftwoman 2nd Class)

Killed in Vehicle Accident 1942-04-10

Birth Date: 1915-04-24 (age 26)

Born: Niagara Falls, New York

Daughter of John Joseph and Etta Heysel, of Niagara Falls.

Home: Niagara Falls, Ontario

Enlistment: Hamilton, Ontario

Enlistment Date: 1942-01-20

Service
RCAFWD
Unit
14 SFTS- Service Flying Training School
Base
Aylmer, Ontario, Canada
Rank
Aircraftwoman 2nd Class
Position
Service Numbers
W/300871
LAW. Heysel was proceeding on leave when she was killed in a motor accident at Aylmer.

Canada Primary Source Ancestry.ca – Service File of War Dead 1939-47

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)

Burial
Google Map Fairview Cemetery, Canada
Lot 279 Sec R Grave 1

14 SFTS- Service Flying Training School (14 Service Flying Training School)

Graduates of the EFTS "learn-to-fly" program went on a Service Flying Training School (SFTS) for 16 weeks. For the first 8 weeks the trainee was part of an intermediate training squadron; for the next 6 weeks an advanced training squadron and for the final 2 weeks training was conducted at a Bombing & Gunnery School. The Service schools were military establishments run by the RCAF or the RAF.

There were two different types of Service Flying Training Schools. Trainees in the fighter pilot stream went to an SFTS like No. 14 Aylmer, where they trained in the North American Harvard or North American Yale. Trainees in the bomber, coastal or transport pilot stream went to an SFTS like No. 5 Brantford where they learned multi-engine technique in an Airspeed Oxford, Avro Anson or Cessna Crane.

SFTS14 Aylmer ON

For More Information on RCAF Station Aylmer see here

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.info - RCAF Aylmer ON

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.info - Relief Landing Field St Thomas ON

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.info - Relief Landing Field Tilsonburg ON

  • General 14 SFTS Aylmer ON History

  • Museum Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum - 14 SFTS Aylmer ON

  • SFTS 14 Moved from Aylmer ON to Kingston ON 14 August 1944

    For More Information on RCAF Station Kingston see here

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.info - RCAF Station Kingston ON

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.info - Relief Landing Field Ganaoque ON

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.info - Relief Landing Field Sandhurst ON

  • 1941-07-03 Primary Location Aylmer On Canada Abandoned now Ontario Police College.
    1941-07-03 Relief Field Tillsonburg ON Canada Current location of Tillsonburg Airport CYTB
    1941-07-03 Relief Field St Thomas ON Canada Current location of St Thomas Airport CYQS
    1944-08-15 Primary Location Kingston ON Canada Current site of Kingston Airport CYGK
    1944-08-16 Relief Field Ganaoque ON Canada Current site of Ganaoque Private Airport
    1944-08-17 Relief Field Sandhurst ON Canada Current site of Lennox Power Generation Station

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