No. 19 E.F.T.S. Virden, Manitoba – 15 July 1941 – A day in the life of 61 Americans

The research for Jack Owens’ service with the RCAF started here with one entry in the daily diaries of No. 19 E.F.T.S. Virden, Manitoba…

No. 19 E.F.T.S. Virden, Manitoba

 


No. 19 E.F.T.S. Virden, Manitoba Daily Diaries

First entry

15-7-41

Normal Routine.

Course 33 arrived from No. 2. I.T.S., Regina.

61 of the 70 are Americans.


Jack Owens was one of the 61 Americans part of Course 33.

Graduating Banquet 26 August 1941


This is the last entry where Course 33 is mentioned.

30-8-41

Normal routine – course 33 on 48 hour pass prior to reporting to new unit.


58 out of 70 LACs graduated, and their names appeared on the last page.

Graduating Banquet 26 August 1941 graduating class

LAC AASNESS, L.E.

LAC ALDRICH, D.

LAC BENNETT, J.J.P.

LAC BISHOP, J.

LAC BOUGHTON, E.S.R.

LAC BROWN, H.E.

LAC BUNTE, A.F.

LAC BURTON, J.R.

LAC BUZETA, B.H.T.

LAC DE LA PAULLE, J.A.H.

LAC DOSIER, E.E.E.

LAC DOYLE, M.W.

LAC FORSYTHE, P.J.

LAC FRUDD, H.H.

LAC GIRARD, L.

LAC GOFF, A.B.

LAC HAYNES, J.S.

LAC HOBERT, R.D.

LAC HOLT, C.R.

LAC HOWELL, A.B.

LAC JOHNSON, G.C.

LAC KENISTON, R.L.

LAC KERNS, T.D.

LAC KING, B.F.J.

LAC KRESS, M.

LAC LAUFER, D.

LAC LENK, M.

LAC LEPPERT, C.R.

LAC LINN, M.C.

LAC LITTLEJOHN, B.J.

LAC MADDEN, J.E.

LAC MASON, C.L.

LAC McELWEE, W.

LAC McCLELLAN, F.A.

LAC MORGAN, A.T.

LAC MOUNTS, D.C.

LAC NICHOLSON, T.W.

LAC OWENS, J.R.

LAC ROBSON, G.E.

LAC ROGERS, S.

LAC RUSSELL, A.H.

LAC RUSSELL, H.F.

LAC RYAN, G.J.

LAC SENGER, W.J.

LAC SEXTON, M.K.

LAC STAGEMAN, R.E.

LAC STANAGE, H.G.

LAC ST.EVENS, R.B.

LAC STEWART, R.W.

LAC TAYLOR, R.E.

LAC TETERS, C.D.

LAC TURNBULL, J.J.H.

LAC WALBER, R.E.

LAC WALLACE, I.

LAC WILSON, J.

LAC WOOD, F.M.

LAC WOOD, L.A.

LAC WOOFORD, J.


Searching for who had died in WWII to get access to their record of service files, I found that LAC H.E. Brown had not survive the warThe next documents are taken from Harold Earl Brown’s record of service file which was downloaded from Archives Canada.

Harold Earl Brown

Harold Earl Brown was born on April 26, 1915 in Idaho and was an American citizen.

record of service airmen Harold Earl Brown

record of service airmen Harold Earl Brown

record of service airmen Harold Earl Brown

These documents show that after graduating from No. 19 E.F.T.S. Virden Harold Earl Brown went to No. 12 S.F.T.S. Brandon, Manitoba. 

No.12 S.F.T.S. Brandon, Manitoba

First entry

September 1/41

Clear and Warm.

57 students of Class 37 report and spent the day seeing the M.O., drawing equipment, etc.

Harold Earl Brown as well as 56 other LACs spent the day seeing the Medical Officer, drawing equipment, etc….

J.R. Owens was then part of Class 37 at No. 12 Brandon, Manitoba which trained students on twin-engine Cessna Crane.

But what about one student who did not show up since 58 LACs had graduated?

To be continued…

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