"His pioneering vision and unswerving determination to fight forest fires from the air, preventing untold loss of property and lives, have been of substantial benefit to Canadians.“
Daniel Erskine McIvor of Richmond, BC. Mr. McIvor's aviation career spanned over 35 years and he logged over 11, 000 hours as a pilot. Among his many accomplishments he is probably best know as the "Father of the Mars Waterbombers".
His determination and foresight were tested and proven with the selection, conversion and operation of these huge aircraft for aerial fire suppression.
Born: 30 Aug 1911, Killarney, MB
Died: 24 Feb 2005