2 Regiment (4 Company)
- DATE OF DEATH
11th February 1944
Cassino Memorial,Italy Panel 15
- ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
from Hazelton,British Columbia
born 9.8.1924 Hazelton,British Columbia
son of Gottfried and Flora (nee McIntosh) Janze
truck driver in civilian life
KIA Italy (drowned in Mussolini Canal,near Anzio)
Carl Philip Janze was born in Hazelton, British Columbia the son of Gottfried and Flora Janze.
His father passed away when he was just two years old; his mother remarried a few years later and he was raised by his mother and step-father, Franklin Martin
Carl was educated in Hazelton, BC but he left school before graduating to help his stepfather as a truck driver and at the family garage. Carl had also been employed for a short period as a convenience store clerk and switchboard operator and in the summers worked as a forest fire lookout.
An active young man, Carl enjoyed playing badminton and ping-pong, swimming and hunting, and playing the guitar and harmonica and also enjoyed going to the movies and dances.
Carl enlisted for military service on Oct 30, 1942 in Vancouver BC, he took his basic training at Chilliwack, BC then went to Camp Borden, Ontario and trained as a tank driver.
At the end of September 1943 he transferred to the 1st Canadian Service Battalion and into the First Special Serivce Force being assigned to 4th Company - 2nd Regiment. Carl joined the FSSF after the Aleutian Campaign and shortly before the FSSF set sail from Virginia on the Empress of Scotland at the end of October 1943.
On February 11, 1944, Carl was a member of a night patrol which crossed a canal (Mussolini?) and on their return the boat overturned and Carl went missing.
Carl Janze was listed as MIA (Missing in Action) until his remains were discovered at sea by the US Navy, almost a month later, on March 6, 1944.
Carl was buried at sea by the US Navy, Carl P. Janze's name is listed on Panel 15 at the Cassino Memorial Cemetery in Cassino, Italy.
Survived by his mother, step-father, two brothers, a sister and five step-siblings.
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