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Hurford, Alvin Jean (Aircraftman 2nd Class)

unknown 1941-November-29

Male Head

Birth Date: 1922 (age 19)

Home: Evanston, Illinois, USA

3 ITS- Initial Training School
Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
Aircraftman 2nd Class
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
Service Numbers
3 Initial Training School, Victoriaville, Quebec. Aircraftman Second Class Hurford is buried at Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A. The attached find a grave reference may not be the same person... age and burial location do not match other reference.

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3 ITS- Initial Training School (3 Initial Training School)

Pilot and Air Observer candidates began their 26- or 28-week training program with four weeks at an Initial Training School (ITS).They studied theoretical subjects and were subjected to a variety of tests. Theoretical studies included navigation, theory of flight, meteorology, duties of an officer, air force administration, algebra, and trigonometry. Tests included an interview with a psychiatrist, the 4 hour long M2 physical examination, a session in a decompression chamber, and a "test flight" in a Link Trainer as well as academics. At the end of the course the postings were announced. Occasionally candidates were re-routed to the Wireless Air Gunner stream at the end of ITS.

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More information on the RCAF Station at Victoriaville can be found at
  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.Info - RCAF Station Victoriaville QC

  • 1941-01-01 Primary Location Victoriaville QC Current Home of Verger des frères du Sacré-Coeur

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