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Holt, Charles Ray (Leading Aircraftman)

Died 1941-August-31

Male Head

Birth Date: 1912-September-09 (age )

Home: Portland, Oregon, USA

19 EFTS- Elementary Flying Training School
Virden, Manitoba, 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
19 Elementary Flying Training School, Virden, Manitoba. LAC Holt accidentally drowned in Green Bay, Lake Superior, Ontario.

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)

Leading Aircraftman Charles Ray Holt has no known grave.

19 EFTS- Elementary Flying Training School (19 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.

More Information on RCAF Station Virden can be found here

  • RCAF Roundel - RCAF Station Virden Manitoba

  • RCAF Roundel - Relief Landing Field Lenore Manitoba

  • Museum Manitoba Historical Society - Virden Hangar

  • 1941-05-16 Primary Location Virden MB Canada Current site of Virden/R.J. (Bob) Andrew Field Regional Airport CYVD
    1941-05-16 Relief Field Lenore MB Canada

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