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Martin, Joseph Oscar Albert (Aircraftman 2nd Class)

Drowned 1941-06-30

Birth Date: 1915-01-01 (age 26)

Son of Emilien and Alexina Martin, of Montreal.

Home: Montreal, Quebec

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
Navigator trainee
Service Numbers
3 Initial Training School, Victoriaville, Quebec. AC2 Martin drowned in the Nicolet River at Victoriaville.

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)

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.

Sacred Heart College Ecole Sacre Coeur

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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