"The application of his exceptional skills as a pilot in peace and war and as an outstanding leader in military and civil aviation have been of superior benefit to Canadian aviation."
Paul Yettvart Davoud's aviation career began during the 1930's as he flew for Canadian Airways and then joined the Hudson Bay Company as a bush pilot. He was a highly decorated pilot in the Second World War who excelled in night fighting. During his career with the RCAF he operated Beaufighter and Mosquito aircraft and was later given command of 143 RCAF Fighter Bomb Wing, comprised of three squadrons of Typhoon aircraft.
After the war, C.D Howe chose him for a senior position with Trans-Canada Air Lines. Finally, in the 1970's he served as the Director of Aviation Services for the Ministry of Transportation and Communication in the Ontario government.
Born: 25 Nov, 1911, Provo, Utah USA
Died: 24 Mar 1987
Awards: DSO, DFC, OBE