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Frank A. MacDougall

Frank MacDougall joined the Department of Lands and Forests in 1924 as a fire inspector and became District Forester for the Sault Ste. Marie District the following year. In 1929 he obtained his pilot's license and in 1931 he became Superintendant of Algonquin Park, patrolling the area in the KR34. In 1941 he was appointed Deputy Minister of the Department of Lands and Forests. He was awarded the McKee Trophy in 1960 for his role in the development of forest fire suppression methods. It was McDougall whose discussions with de Havilland President, Phil Garrat, led to the offer to buy 25 airplanes if certain specifications were met. Thus was born the DHC2 Beaver, the world's most successful bushplane, orders for which assured the survival of de Havilland in Canada.

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