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Samuel Angelini

In memory of:

Flying Officer Samuel Angelini

January 1, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

J/37114

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

439 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 12, 1922
Hamilton, Ontario

Enlistment:

August 15, 1942

Son of Alexander and Carmela (nee Sono) Angelini of Hamilton Ontario.

Husband of Gertrude Leslie Angelini of Hamilton Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 491 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XV. D. 7.

Location:

Groesbeek is located 10 km south east of the town of Nijmegen and close to the German frontier. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is 3 km north of the village and 1500 metres east of the main road to Nijmegen. On leaving the A73 motorway at the junction Overasselt Mook Groesbeek follow directions to Mook. Follow direction signs towards Mook War cemetery. After passing Mook War cemetery continue to the village of Groesbeek to a set of traffic lights. Turn left at the lights onto Dorpstraat passing through Groesbeek. The road name then changes to Molenweg. A Commonwealth War Graves Commission direction sign indicates the right hand turning from Molenweg onto the Zeven Heuvelenweg. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is located on the right hand side, about 1 km after entering this road. On the Memorial in the Canadian War Cemetery at Groesbeek are inscribed the following words:
Pro amicis mortui amicis vivimus, We live in the hearts of friends for whom we died.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Samuel Angelini– Flying Officer Samuel Angelini
  • Christmas Card– Christmas card sent by Sam Angelini, postal-dated December 17, 1944, 2 weeks before he died, from Europe to my grandparents, parents of my father, who was best friend of Sam. (Four pictures, front and reverse of card and envelope.)
  • ID card– ID card and progress through the BCATP, Library and Archives Canada, in Ottawa.
  • Photo of Samuel Angelini– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Samuel Angelini– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Id Card– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Letter to Mrs. Gertrude Angelini, Library and Archives Canada, in Ottawa.
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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