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Donald Miles Wise
Sources Canadian Virtual War Memorial background photo: Jasmin Baladad
Donald Miles Wise Flying Officer J/24151 Royal Canadian Air Force August 12, 1921 Truro, NS March 23, 1942 (RCAF) Vancouver, BC 20 November 4, 1944 23 Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC Block 3. Plot 24. Lot 14. Commemorated on page 481 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 14 Flying Officer Wise was the son of Colonel John Wise and Emily Violet Wise, of Vancouver. He was born in Truro, NS where he lived until the age of 2 when the family moved to Vancouver, BC. He had two brother that served with the Royal Canadian Navy, Marcus Bryan Wise and Norman Dudley Wise. Prior to his enlistment with the RCAF he served as a Non Commissioned Officer with the non-permanent militia between 1938 and 1942. On October 7, 1944 Flying Officer Wise was taken on strength with No 8 Operational Training Unit at Greenwood, NS. On November 4, 1944, while on an operational training flight exercise, the Mosquito (#KB173) aircraft crashed four miles north of Kentville, NS. Pilot Officer Joseph Grabowski of Saskatchewan and Flying Officer Donald Miles Wise were killed in the accident.