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Whitmore, James Samuel Eagle (Leading Aircraftman)

Killed in Vehicle Accident 1940-November-05

Male Head

Birth Date: 1916 (age 24)

Son of George and Minnie Whitmore, of Leicester, England.

11 EFTS- Elementary Flying Training School
Cap de la Madeleine, Quebec, Canada
Leading Aircraftman
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
Killed by automobile at Cap de la Madeline, Quebec.

Canada Primary Source School Daily Diary Entry – 1940-11-05

Google MapMount Royal Cemetery
Sec G943 Grave 321

11 EFTS (11 Elementary Flying Training School)

An Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) gave a trainee 50 hours of basic flying instruction on a simple trainer like the De Havilland Tiger Moth, Fleet Finch, or Fairchild Cornell over 8 weeks.Elementary schools were operated by civilian flying clubs under contract to the RCAF and most of the instructors were civilians. For example, No. 12 EFTS Goderich was run by the Kitchener-Waterloo Flying Club and the County of Huron Flying Club.The next step for a pilot was the Service Flying Training School.

School operated by Quebec Airways and CP Air.

Information on RCAF Station Cap de la Madeleine can be found here

  • RCAF Roundel - RCAF Station Cap de la Madeleine QC

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