Boggs, William Brenton
|Birthname||William Brenton Boggs IV|
|born on||18 December 1918 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )|
|Place||Douglas, Arizona, 31n21, 109w33|
|Timezone||MST h7w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||25°39' 03°13 Asc. 18°35'|
Canadian pioneering leader in military and commercial aviation.
He relocated to Noranda, Quebec with his parents in 1927. He graduated from McGill University (mechanical engineering) and became an Engineering Officer of the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940. During his World War II service, he served as Senior Engineering Officer of 331 Wing of Wellington bombers dispatched to Tunisia, North Africa.
Boggs' civilian career included positions with Trans-Canada Airlines (1945-1950) and Canadair (1950-1957). In 1965, he became President of de Havilland Canada (DHC). During this term, he was involved with the development of the 30-seat Dash-7 commuter aircraft. When the Boeing Company bought DHC in 1986, Boggs became Vice Chairman of Boeing Canada.
In addition to being made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1944, Boggs was invested as an Officer into the Order of Canada in 1988. He died on 7 January 2011, aged 92.
Sy Scholfield quotes from the birth certificate: http://genealogy.az.gov/azbirth/427/427-0764.pdf
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Died aged 92)
- Vocation : Business : Top executive
- Vocation : Engineer : Aerospace
- Vocation : Military : Military service (Senior Engineering Officer of the Royal Canadian Air Force)