Flying Officer Mortimer (Max) Sucharov of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was reported killed in action overseas on December 2, 1944. Enlisting with the R.C.A.F. in August 1942, Flying Officer Sucharov graduated as a navigator from No. 5 Air Observers School at Winnipeg in October 1943. He went overseas in April 1944.
Flight Lieutenant Max Samuels of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, was reported missing after air operations over Germany on June 20, 1943, and was later presumed dead for official purposes. A member of the reserve militia before 1939, Flight Lieutenant Samuels enlisted in the air force in September 1940 and proceeded overseas in September 1941. He participated in bombing attacks on the Italian automobile centre of Turin and in sorties over Cologne, Essen and Dortmund. He received his commission overseas for efficiency, meritorious service and the display of qualities of leadership in the field. At first a wireless operator, he later became a bomb aimer. Three brothers also served in the armed forces: Bandsman Issie Samuels and Sergeant Louis Samuels in the army, and Flying Officer Saul Samuels also in the R.C.A.F.