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Floyd Alvin Wile

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Floyd Alvin Wile

May 17, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/16872

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

617 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Harris A. and Annabelle B. Wile, of Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 226 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Germany

Grave Reference:

21. D. 15.

Location:

The REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is located 5 km south west of Kleve. From Kleve the cemetery is located, using the Hoffmannallee from the Town Centre, which becomes the Materbornerallee. This road enters Reichswald Forest and becomes the Grunewaldstrasse. Follow direction Gennep, entering Reichswald Forest the cemetery is situated 500 metres on the left. Alternatively from the motorway 57, take exit Kleve/Goch, which leads onto the 9 N road in the direction towards Kleve. After 3 km turn left on to the 504 direction Kranenburg. Reichswald cemetery is clearly signposted on the 504 at cross roads Grunewald. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is situated on the Grunewald Strasse direction Kleve on the right, 3 km from cross roads Grunewald.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Floyd Alvin Wile is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Floyd Alvin Wile is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– Floyd is top left. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Squadron Badge
  • Photo of Floyd Wile– Floyd Wile April 1942 Truro NS., taken just before he was sent overseas.
  • Photo of Floyd Alvin Wile– P/O Floyd Alvin Wile taken at Hyde Park, London, England in March 1943 while on leave just before the training began for the 617 crews.
  • Gravemarker– Headstone of Floyd Wile at Reichswald Cemetery in Kleve Germany during a visit in 2000 by his Great Niece.
  • Photo of Floyd Wile

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