01.01.1944 No 439 Squadron Typhoon Ib MN589 F/O. Angelini Loss
Date: 01st January 1945 (Monday)
Unit: No. 439 Squadron (RCAF)
Type: Typhoon Ib
Location: De Rips, Holland
Pilot: F/O. Samuel Angelini J/37114 RCAF Age 22. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Returning to Eindhoven after a Reconnaissance flight at St. Vith with 3 other 439 Squadron aircraft when at 09.45 hrs they mixed with nearly 20 Fx190's. F/O. Angelini was found dead in his aircraft on the 3rd January near Rips. His loss was claimed by JG6. No further information available.
F/O. Samual Angelini with 439 Squadron Typhoon shown on right (archives)
Left: Grave of F/O. Angelini with the touching laminated tribute placed by our good friend, Mitch Buiting in 2012.
F/O. Samuel Angelini Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery XV. D. 7. From Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Next of kin details not available - are you able to assist? Samual had completed just 14 operational sorties.
Dedicated to the relatives of Samuel with thanks to Mitch Buiting for grave photograph and tribute. Les Allison and Harry Hayward - "They Shall Grow Not Old", Fred Paradie for the RCAF database "Paradie Archive".