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Odell, Cameron Warren (Aircraftman 1st Class)

Died 1944-August-11

Birth Date: 1926 (age 18)

Son of Warren Isaac and Gladys Margaret Odell, of Carstairs.

Home: Carstairs, Alberta

Service
RCAF
Unit
15 SFTS- Service Flying Training School
Base
Claresholm, Alberta, Canada
Rank
Aircraftman 1st Class
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
air frame mechanic
Service Numbers
R/258407
15 Service Flying Training School, Claresholm, Alberta. AC1 Odell was accidentally drowned at Cameron Falls, Waterton Lakes.

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)

15 SFTS- Service Flying Training School (15 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.

SFTS15 Patch

For More Information on RCAF Station Claresholm see here

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.info - RCAF Station Claresholm AB

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.info - Relief Landing Field Woodhouse AB

  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.info - Relief Landing Field Champion AB

  • General 15 SFTS Claresholm History

  • Museum Vintage Wings - Ghosts Of Southern Alberta

  • BCMC Claresholm History

  • Museum Bomber Command Museum of Canada - 14 SFTS Claresholm AB

  • Wings Over Claresholm Alberta Video

  • YouTube YouTube - Wings over Claresholm

  • 1941-04-12 Primary Location Claresholm AB Canada Current location Claresholm Industrial Airport CEJ4
    1941-04-12 Relief Field Woodhouse AB Canada Abandoned returned to agriculture still visible on satellite image.
    1941-04-13 Relief Field Champion AB Canada Approximate location returned to agriculture.

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