Name:Service No:Rank:Service:Date of Birth:Place of Birth:Date of Enlistment:Place of Enlistment:Address at Enlistment:Age at Enlistment:Height:Complexion:Eyes:Hair:Trade:Religion:Marital Status:Next of Kin:Date of Death:Age at Death;Cemetery:Grave Reference:Additional Information:
Max SamuelsJ/17087Flight Lieutenant/ Wireless Operator Air GunnerRoyal Canadian Air Force408 SquadronMay 18, 1919New Glasgow, NSSeptember 23. 1940New Glasgow, NS (Mobile Recruiting Unit)New Glasgow, NS215 feet, 6 inchesdarkbrownblackLabourer (auto mechanic)JewishSingleSamuel Samuels (Father) New Glasgow, NSJune 20, 194324Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War CemeteryPictouXX. B. 11. Commemorated on Page 210 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 28Max Samuels was the son of Samuel and Annie (Perechtar) Samuels, of New Glasgow, NS.At approximately 11:15 pm on the night of June 19, 1943, Halifax aircraft JD.107 of 408 Squadron with a crew of seven took off from the air base to carry out operations over Le Creusot, France and failed to return to the airfield when the aircraft was due back at 5:30 am. In August of 1943 information was received from the International Red Cross quoting German information that Flight Sergeant Max Samuels and Pilot Officer D. C. Horner were killed and two RCAF members of the crew were prisoners of war.