RCAF Sqdn 424, Halifax LV997

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RCAF Sqdn 424, Halifax LV997

Post by georgetanksherman » Fri May 19, 2023 12:17 pm

Greetings, trying to see if I can get some info on two members of this aircraft that was shot down over Germany on July 29, 1944, I have all the info on the rest of the crew members but two of them.

1) Flt Sgt W.E. Mylchreest, RCAF, P.O.W., Need to find his hometown
Also while searching for info, the web shows him with three different Personnel Numbers J/90072, J/90872 and R/214600, which one is right ?

2) Flt Lt R.V. Smyth, J/20914, RCAF, P.O.W., Need to find his hometown as well !

All help will truly be appreciated !

Cheers

George

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Re: RCAF Sqdn 424, Halifax LV997

Post by Temujin » Fri May 19, 2023 6:47 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Fri May 19, 2023 12:17 pm
Greetings, trying to see if I can get some info on two members of this aircraft that was shot down over Germany on July 29, 1944, I have all the info on the rest of the crew members but two of them.

1) Flt Sgt W.E. Mylchreest, RCAF, P.O.W., Need to find his hometown
Also while searching for info, the web shows him with three different Personnel Numbers J/90072, J/90872 and R/214600, which one is right ?

2) Flt Lt R.V. Smyth, J/20914, RCAF, P.O.W., Need to find his hometown as well !

All help will truly be appreciated !

Cheers

George
Looking George, so far MYLCHREEST service number is showing up as J90872

EDIT: Found both of them

MYCHREEST is from Niagara Falls, Ontario

SYMTH is from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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Re: RCAF Sqdn 424, Halifax LV997

Post by Temujin » Fri May 19, 2023 7:04 pm

A Bit more info on Smyth
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Re: RCAF Sqdn 424, Halifax LV997

Post by Temujin » Fri May 19, 2023 7:18 pm

George, while looking found the photo of the Pilot, Wing Commander Blane and his ID Card

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