Garshowitz and Garbas parents meet at Dam Busters screening

Pics: Garshowitz family

I’ve written before about the pre-war friendship of two young men from Hamilton, Ontario, Albert Garshowitz and Frank Garbas, who died together on the Dams Raid. They joined the RCAF separately, but met in England in the latter stages of training and were both in Bill Astell’s crew in AJ-B. On the flight to the Möhne Dam, the aircraft crashed near Marbeck after hitting a pylon, and all on board were killed.

Here is evidence of how their families bonded in the sad aftermath of the war, in two items kindly supplied by Hartley Garshowitz, Albert’s nephew. They show, as the newspaper caption says, both of Albert’s parents and Frank’s father at a cinema screening of the 1955 film.

 

One thought on “Garshowitz and Garbas parents meet at Dam Busters screening

  1. Shaun February 11, 2021 / 10:02 pm

    Hi
    I’m sure I’ve said this before, but we spent a week in Shimla last year before lockdown and was shocked that there was no record or note of Gibson’s birth place. In fact, even the tourist boards hadn’t heard of him. I think the bungalow has been pulled down.
    Does anyone know any different?

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