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ARBOUR, Abram

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Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
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Date of Birth
1918
Date of Death
August 23, 1944
Place of Burial
Calvados, France
Cemetery
Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
27
Enlistment No.
H-19489
Rank
Warrant Officer Class II
Unit
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
Notes
Warrant Officer Abram Arbour of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was killed in action at Falaise. He was awarded the Military Cross, according to a Department of National Defence release (P.N. 51-45) of February 6, 1945. The citation accompanying the award read: "During the night of August 7, 1944, an infantry regiment attacked and captured the town of Fonteney-le-Marmion. On consolidation one of the companies was allotted the defence of the northern section of the town in the vicinity of battalion headquarters. During the early hours of the morning, August 8, the enemy shelled and mortared the town very heavily. The company commander was wounded and C.S.M. Arbour immediately took over command of the company and completed reorganization of the defence position. At approximately 8 a.m. an enemy counterattack in some strength moved against the company position. This attack was pinned down by small-arms fire, and C.S.M. Arbour personally formed and led a counterattack force to mop up the enemy. With utter disregard for personal danger and with absolute confidence he formed a composite force. Under covering fire from 11 and 12 platoons, they assaulted and killed or captured the enemy force which threatened his company position. C.S.M. Arbour, by his speed in handling a difficult situation, and his superb courage, was directly responsible for the battalion holding and consolidating the objective.” He enlisted with the Canadian Army on September 11, 1939, and went overseas on Aug. 24, 1940. He took part in the fighting at Caen and Dieppe.
Subjects
World War II
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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GARSHOWITZ, Abram (Albert)

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Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
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Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
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Date of Birth
December 11, 1921
Date of Death
May 17, 1943
Place of Burial
Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Cemetery
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
21
Enlistment No.
H-84377
Rank
Warrant Officer (Class II)
Unit
Royal Canadian Air Force
Notes
Warrant Officer Garshowitz enlisted in the air force in 1940. After training at Brandon and Montreal, he received his wings at the No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School at Jarvis, Ontario, on April 1942 and proceeded overseas. He participated in raids over France, Italy and Germany, and was one of the R.C.A.F. members especially chosen for the successful blasting of the Mohne Dam in Germany on May 17, 1943. Attached to RAF Squadron 617, which became known as The Dambuster Squadron, he was the wireless operator of Lancaster Bomber AJ-B. His aircraft crashed at Marbeck, Germany, after hitting a hydro pylon while flying at low altitude during “Operation Chastise” on route to the Mohne Dam. The aircraft in which Garshowitz served as wireless air gunner was reported shot down by anti-aircraft fire as it approached the target. His crew was buried in the local cemetery at Borken, and re-interred at Reichswald in 1948. A Star of David is found on his tombstone. Warrant Officer (Class II) Abram Garshowitz of Hamilton, Ontario, was reported missing and presumed dead following air operations over enemy territory, according to an official report. In a letter to Garshowitz's parents, the Hon. Vincent Massey, then-Canadian High Commissioner in London, paid tribute to Garshowitz's courage. Garshowitz enlisted in the air force in 1940. After training at Brandon and Montreal, he received his wings at the No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School at Jarvis, Ontario, on April 1942 and proceeded overseas. He participated in raids over France, Italy and Germany.
Subjects
World War II
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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TITOF, Leon Abram (Abraham)

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Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
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Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
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Date of Birth
September 17, 1924
Date of Death
October 18, 1943
Place of Burial
Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany
Cemetery
Hanover War Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
19
Enlistment No.
J-26842
Rank
Pilot Officer
Unit
Royal Canadian Air Force
Notes
Pilot Officer Leon Titof of Flin Flon, Manitoba, was reported missing and presumed dead on October 18, 1943. Pilot Officer Titof enlisted in the air force in Winnipeg on November 1, 1942, received his commission on May 28, 1943, and went overseas on June 25, 1943.
Subjects
World War II
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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ABRAMS, Hyman David

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Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
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Canadian Jewish Congress organizational records
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Date of Birth
1916
Date of Death
August 03, 1941
Place of Burial
Devon, England
Cemetery
Exeter Jewish Cemetery
Age at Time of Death
24
Enlistment No.
J-5089
Rank
Pilot Officer
Unit
Royal Canadian Air Force
Notes
Pilot Officer Hyman Abrams, R.C.A.F., of Montreal, was killed in a flying accident overseas on August 3, 1941, according to an official report. He had been in England only six weeks when he met his death. He enlisted in the R.C.A.F. in July 1940 and was given a commission as observer after graduating from Rivers, Manitoba, in May 1941. He went overseas the following month, one of the first members of the R.C.A.F. to cross the Atlantic aboard a bomber. A brother, William Abrams, was the first executive secretary of the War Efforts Committee of Canadian Jewish Congress.
Subjects
World War II
Record Source
Canadian Jewish Military Casualties
Fonds No.
CJC0001
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Canadian Jewish Archives
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