Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George William Wiley

In memory of
Flight Lieutenant
George William Wiley
March 31, 1944
Sagan, Poland

Military Service:

Service Number:
J/7234
Age:
22
Force:
Air Force
Unit:
Royal Canadian Air Force
Division:
112 (R.A.F.) Squadron
Citation(s):
1939-45 Star, Africa Star with North Africa 1942-43 Clasp, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45, Mentioned in despatches

Additional Information:

Born:
January 24, 1922 London, Ontario
Enlistment:
December 4, 1940 Windsor, Ontario

Son of Morley Riley and Ethel May (nee Root) Wiley of Windsor, Ontario. Brother of Marjorie Rhea. Flight Lieutenant Wiley was taken Prisoner of War in March 1943 after escaping from his Kittyhawk aircraft which crashed northwest of Tatauin, Egypt. He was one of six Canadian airmen shot after being recaptured during an escape from Stalag Luft 3.

Commemorated on Page 478 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY , Poland
Grave Reference:
7. D. 2.
Location:
Poznan (or Posen), which is the capital of the Province of the same name, is a cathedral city on the River Wanta. The POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY is on the northern side of the town.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping – Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping – From the Windsor Daily Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial – Entrance to  Harry - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – The Canadians - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Near the exit of Tunnel Harry - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Memorial Garden - The plaque under the cross reads "Erected by the Prisoners of War of the allied air forces in honoured memory of their comrades who died at Stalag Luft 3 during the war AD 1939-1945 Per Ardua ad Astra" ... Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Memorial - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Memorial Stone - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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