Pilot Officer Air Gunner Ian Thomas Myron

Ian Myron, 1944
Ian Myron, 1944.
City of Richmond Archives, photograph # 1997 35 9
Ian Myron with Puppies at Home, 1938
Ian with puppies at home, 1938.
City of Richmond Archives, photograph # 1997 35 2

Birth: June 10, 1925 in Moose Jaw, SK

Death: December 5, 1944 in Rugby, England

Service: WWII

Service Number: J94453

Ian Thomas Myron arrived in Richmond in 1937 when his family moved from Saskatchewan. During his high school years, he delivered the Province newspaper on Sea Island. Ian attended Richmond High School, leaving in 1942 to join a printing business, Les Homer of Vancouver, as an apprentice. While he was waiting for enlistment he drove a truck for Canadian Canners Ltd. He had been a permanent member of the active militia, serving with the Seaforth Cadets and the 39th Field Royal Canadian Army in Vancouver.   

On enlistment, Ian Myron joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and was posted to bases in Alberta and Quebec before embarking for England on May 19, 1944. He was trained as an Air Gunner, receiving his promotion to Pilot Officer Air Gunner just prior to his death. On December 5, 1944 #426 Thunderbird Squadron took off en route for the target of Soest, Germany. The #426 aircraft, a Halifax #LW 200 was in a mid-air collision with a Lancaster bomber from #428 Squadron over Yelvertoft, near Rugby, England. The two aircraft exploded and crashed, killing all on board.

History of the Road Name (Myron Court):

  • Council Resolution to adopt road name: Council Minutes February 4, 1946, res. 8711, pg. 45