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May, Douglas Gordon (Leading Aircraftman)

Killed 1941-08-26

Birth Date: 1909-06-27 (age 32)

Son of Douglas Gordon and Ruby E. May, of Toronto.

Home: Toronto, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
5 SFTS- Service Flying Training School
Base
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Rank
Leading Aircraftman
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/69408
LAC May lost his life when he was struck by the airscrew of Anson aircraft 6022, during night flying practise.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Find-A-Grave.com Find-A-Grave.com

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Burial
Google Map Oshawa Union Cemetery, Canada
New Yard Lot 30 Range 138 Lane Family Plot

5 SFTS- Service Flying Training School (5 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.

Brantford CYFD

For More Infomaion on RCAF Station Brantford see here

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.info - RCAF Station Brantford Ontario

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.info - Relief Landing Field Hagersville Ontario

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.info - Relief Landing Field Burtch Ontario

  • General 5 SFTS Brantford History Blog

  • Wings above the Skyline. The Story of No. 5 SFTS Brantford

  • General 5 SFTS Brantford History - Wings above the skyline

  • 1940-11-11 Primary Location Brantford ON Currently site of Bratnford Airport CYFD
    1940-11-11 Relief Field Hagersville ON Canada Became based for No 16 SFTS. Currently abandoned
    1941-08-08 Relief Field Burtch ON Canada Abandoned returned to agriculture.

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