Sergeant JOHN EDWARD MYLREA

Discussions related to the second world war.
Post Reply
georgetanksherman
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 470
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:53 pm
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.
Commendations: 7
Contact:

Sergeant JOHN EDWARD MYLREA

Post by georgetanksherman » Sat May 05, 2018 12:40 am

Looking for further info on Sergeant JOHN EDWARD MYLREA (R/58213), from Los Angeles, California, have him with R.A.F. No. 500 Squadron, Bristol Blenheim, mentioned on the Runnymede Memorial, Killed on August 24, 1941. Looking for Acft. Ser. #, if possible and any info, if known, what happened to the aircraft, loss due to combat ... training ??? Thank You for reading, all help appreciated !

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2013
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 101

Re: Sergeant JOHN EDWARD MYLREA

Post by Temujin » Sat May 05, 2018 7:47 am

Info you requested

Please note, I looked thru his records and their is NO indication he was from Los Angeles. His records have his birth certificate as Victoria, B.C. Canada. His address on enlistment was Victoria, B.C. Also his records show the both his father and mother were living in Victoria, B.C. at the time of his death.

EDIT: I looked thru all his records, and all correspondence, forms, will etc show that his Parents lived in Victoria, B.C. and that he was born and lived in Canada

2nd EDIT: Searched Father and Mother, and I find they DID live in the US, in fact it shows them in the US (with John Edward Mylrea) on the 1930 census, and it show’s his father died in LA in 1957 AND his father war Naturalzied in the US in 1927......so this one is a mystery to me. Their is NOTHING in John Edward Mylrea RCAF files indicating he lived in the US....BUT, I know he did, from a census document and arrival documents. Also all RCAF records show his parents in Victoria, B.C. when he joined the RCAF and when he died. So the only thing I can conclude is that he was Canadian born. BUT I don’t know if he ever applied or recieved US citizenship.

Good luck
A9BE73CA-79E0-474D-9B74-53EEF1908403.jpeg
A9BE73CA-79E0-474D-9B74-53EEF1908403.jpeg (2.62 MiB) Viewed 3337 times

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2013
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 101

Re: Sergeant JOHN EDWARD MYLREA

Post by Temujin » Sat May 05, 2018 7:58 am

Newspaper article
F4FA5B2F-6B79-459A-9CDA-01AD490A93B6.jpeg
F4FA5B2F-6B79-459A-9CDA-01AD490A93B6.jpeg (400.02 KiB) Viewed 3336 times

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2013
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 101

Re: Sergeant JOHN EDWARD MYLREA

Post by Temujin » Sat May 05, 2018 10:37 am

George, a follow up info

John Edward Mylrea had a brother who was also in the Air Force. I’ve attached info and records. The first record is from John Edward Mylrea’s file, and you can see his brother (and also the rest of the family, ALL living in Canada at that time)
BD3600FF-5DE6-4C9F-8578-5731572258D1.jpeg
BD3600FF-5DE6-4C9F-8578-5731572258D1.jpeg (206.68 KiB) Viewed 3327 times
The second newspaper articles (it’s one article, I just took two screen shots to get all the info) is his Brother Franck by awarded the DFC
3290E7E6-7769-4FD4-BD42-548F2630B260.jpeg
3290E7E6-7769-4FD4-BD42-548F2630B260.jpeg (206.02 KiB) Viewed 3327 times
F4D33FE4-D534-4FC0-9EB7-2596C2608454.jpeg
F4D33FE4-D534-4FC0-9EB7-2596C2608454.jpeg (338.67 KiB) Viewed 3327 times

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2013
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 101

Re: Sergeant JOHN EDWARD MYLREA

Post by Temujin » Sat May 05, 2018 10:44 am

Clipped from Nanaimo Daily News, 27 Aug 1941, Wed, Page 5
Attachments
4856B970-4E0E-4130-90C9-E9520991D9A6.jpeg
4856B970-4E0E-4130-90C9-E9520991D9A6.jpeg (423.13 KiB) Viewed 3326 times

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2013
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 101

Re: Sergeant JOHN EDWARD MYLREA

Post by Temujin » Sat May 05, 2018 3:31 pm

More info on Frank Henry Mylrea

Whitley Z6940 damaged by flak, returned to Topcliffe airfield.

On the night of 29th / 30th August 1941 the crew of this 102 Squadron aircraft were tasked with Ops to Frankfurt to bomb the main railway station. This aircraft took off at 2109hrs but was hit by flak over the target area. The pilot was able to return to Topcliffe and make a safe landing at 0557hrs. The crew are not believed to have been injured.

Pilot - P/O Kenneth Derek Whisken RAFVR (61037), of Bournemouth, Hampshire.

Second Pilot - Sgt Edward William Smith RCAF (R/62692).

Observer - Sgt Frank Henry Mylrea RCAF (R/58214), of Vistoria, Canada.

? - Sgt George Edward Thompson RAFVR (637513), of Dunbar, East Lothian.

? - Sgt Thomas Beatty Nisbet RAFVR (980458).

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2013
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 101

Re: Sergeant JOHN EDWARD MYLREA

Post by Temujin » Sat May 05, 2018 5:01 pm

Found a photo of John Edward Mylrea

Photo of the Basketball team he played on
6DD338F9-29B5-49CD-BEFE-8A6632D54B4B.jpeg
6DD338F9-29B5-49CD-BEFE-8A6632D54B4B.jpeg (433.42 KiB) Viewed 3323 times
Enlargement of his photo
C8878142-49A0-46FE-AA24-7B9E980071BF.jpeg
C8878142-49A0-46FE-AA24-7B9E980071BF.jpeg (116.17 KiB) Viewed 3323 times

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2013
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 101

Re: Sergeant JOHN EDWARD MYLREA

Post by Temujin » Sat May 05, 2018 5:09 pm

Bristol (Avro) 142L Blenheim IV - Serial Z6039

http://www.worldmilitair.com/serials/se ... %20010.pdf

georgetanksherman
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 470
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:53 pm
Location: Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.A.
Commendations: 7
Contact:

Re: Sergeant JOHN EDWARD MYLREA

Post by georgetanksherman » Sat May 05, 2018 6:38 pm

I got my info via CWGC, (Son of Daniel Reginald and Violet P. Mylrea, of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.) did my follow up on the CVWM site which also stated (Son of Daniel Reginald and Violet P. Mylrea, of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.) so I pressed on with trying to research his history, at the end of the day, American, British, Canadian or any other Allied Country, I would like them "ALL" to be Remembered. Thanks Temujin, as always for the help and clarification !

User avatar
Temujin
Meritorious
Meritorious
Posts: 2013
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:39 pm
Location: Canada
Commendations: 101

Re: Sergeant JOHN EDWARD MYLREA

Post by Temujin » Sat May 05, 2018 6:44 pm

Your welcome George. Always here to help (no matter how confused I may get)

Cheers

Post Reply