Flying Officer, 612 Sqdn, Royal Canadian Air Force
Service Number: J/12754
who died on
Tuesday, February 27, 1943
Son of Stanley and Emma Thesta Wismer; husband of Alice Sophia
Wismer, of London, Ontario, Canada.
Identified Casualties: 20310
This Memorial overlooks the River Thames on Cooper's Hill at
Englefield Green between Windsor and Egham on the A308, 4 miles
The Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede commemorates by name over
20,000 airmen who were lost in the Second World War during operations
from bases in the United Kingdom and North and Western Europe,
and who have no known graves. They served in Bomber, Fighter,
Coastal, Transport, Flying Training and Maintenance Commands,
and came from all parts of the Commonwealth. Some were from countries
in continental Europe which had been overrun but whose airmen
continued to fight in the ranks of the Royal Air Force.
The memorial was designed by Sir Edward Maufe with sculpture
by Vernon Hill. The engraved glass and painted ceilings were
designed by John Hutton and the poem engraved on the gallery
window was written by Paul H Scott. The Memorial was unveiled
by The Queen on 17 October 1953.
Commemorated on Page Page 227 of the Second World War Book
of Remembrance.. The Book of Remembrance is in the Memorial Chamber,
which occupies the second level of the Peace Tower in the Houses
of Parliament, Ottawa.