In memory of

Flying Officer

James Wilson Wiley

who died on 25 Nov 1943

Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 1 Squadron, Royal Air Force
  Rank Flying Officer
  Service number J13479
  Date of death 19431125
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  J13479 Flying Officer (No. 1 Squadron RAF fighter pilot) James Wilson (Jim) Wiley (b.1919) of Viscount was KIA 19431125 and is buried at Cherbourg Old communal cemetery, Manche, France. Wiley's Typhoon was shot down over the Cherbourg peninsula during a cross Channel sweep. He was the only son of Frederick and Jessie Alwilda (Mosher) Wiley. Frederick came from Marmora, Hastings Co., Ontario, to work for CP and later operated the power plant at Viscount. Jim was born at Plunkett, educated at Viscount, got his private pilot's license in 1937 and was working as a motion picture projectionist when he enlisted at Saskatoon in 1940. He married Nadine Evaline (Scott) at Arden, Frontenac Co., Ontario, a year later.
       A Glossary of abbreviations to help understand the terms used is available.
   Please click here if you have another photograph or document to add.
Additional information
  Links to other web pages Memorial - Plunkett

  Pages on our Blog Please click here if you would like to create a Blog page for this casualty.
Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 341 - Viscount
  Cemetery or memorial location Cherbourg Old communal cemetery, Manche, France    

Please click here to view the cemetery/memorial information on Commonwealth War Graves Commission
  Honour roll location(s) Viscount
  Geo-memorial Wiley Bay, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 57.6°N / 102.6833°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 64E10
  Geo-memorial details In a letter to the Geographic Names Board, his sister claimed that a mountain """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""southwest of Lake Hagen and Turnstone Glacier in the Northwest Territories"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" was also named in Jim's honour. Mount Wiley is in Sirmilik national park on Ellesmere Island which today is in Nunavut (340D10), just south of Alert.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19190105
  Place of birth Plunkett    
  Date of enlistment 19400628
  Place of enlistment Saskatoon    
  Residence on enlistment Viscount    
  Occupation projectionist
Copyright Information
  The information above is Copyright © Saskatchewan War Memorial Project; all rights reserved. Permission is granted to use this information for personal use and for use in a school classroom environment only. For all other uses, please submit a request through the Contact Form.