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Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties
   Max Samuels
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Max Samuels J/17087 Flight Lieutenant/ Wireless Operator Air Gunner Royal Canadian Air Force 408 Squadron May 18, 1919 New Glasgow, NS September 23. 1940 New Glasgow, NS (Mobile Recruiting Unit) New Glasgow, NS 21 5 feet, 6 inches dark brown black Labourer (auto mechanic) Jewish Single Samuel Samuels (Father) New Glasgow, NS June 20, 1943 24 Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery Pictou XX. B. 11. Commemorated on Page 210 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 28 Max 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.