Son of Francesca and David. He was born on February 26, 1915, in Sinhalom, Hungary. He moved with his family to live in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, where he attended elementary school. In 1938 he emigrated from Prague, Czechoslovakia to Palestine, joined the Nutras and served for three months in Ramat Hasharon. During the Second World War he enlisted in the British Army and was assigned to the 462 Company of the Transport Corps. He served in Egypt and Beirut. At the end of April 1943, he went aboard the ship “Aryanpura” from Egypt to Malta in order to participate in the Allied invasion of Europe. On the 27th of Nissan, 5703 (1.5.1943), a German reconnaissance plane was flying over the convoy of ships headed by the “Aryanpura”. The plane called the bombers and they arrived in the evening and bombed the convoy. The Aryanpura suffered a direct hit that immediately drowned her, and one hundred and forty of the 462 men of the Company lost their lives in the disaster, and Yoav among them. He left a brother and sister in the country. Yoav’s name was immortalized in “The Book of Volunteerism,” in the book “Yizkor” by the Jabotinsky Institute, and in the “Book of the Year of the Journalists” 1956. At the military cemetery on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem a monument was erected in the form of a ship and next to it is a small water pool with the names of the fallen.