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MacDonald, Wallace Harold (Sergeant)

Died 1943-02-08

Birth Date: 1904-03-08 (age 38)

Donald and Adeline MacDonald

Dorothy L. L. MacDonald, of Edmonton.

Home: Edmonton, Alberta

Service
RCAF
Unit
4 ITS- Initial Training School
Base
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Rank
Sergeant
Marshal
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
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Service Numbers
R/79627
4 Initial Training School, Edmonton, Alberta. Died of natural causes while in the University Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta.

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Burial
Google Map Beechmount Cemetery, Canada
Block 208 Grave 26

4 ITS- Initial Training School (4 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.

Edmonton Normal School

More information on the RCAF Station at Edmonton can be found at
  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.Info - RCAF Station Edmonton AB

  • 1941-01-01 Primary Location Edmonton AB Canada Built in 1928, Corbett Hall is located on the University of Alberta North Campus

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