Richard N. Davis was born Dec. 20th, 1918, in Odell, Oregon. He came to the Rogue Valley at the age of 1 ½ years and  attended Lone Pine School and Medford High School His father's family was in early Oregon politics and a family member, Phillip Foster, was the third treasurer from July 2, 1844 to July 7, 1845 under the provisional government (pre-territorial) for Oregon. During the 1930s, he was in the Civilian Conservation Corps.  Richard Davis married  Mary Flora Elliot, on January 10th, 1942, prior to serving during WWII with the 90th Bomb Squadron 3rd BG in the New Guinea & Northern Solomon Campaigns. He flew both B-25s and A-20s and was awarded an Air Medal with a first Oak Leaf Cluster as well as the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal.

     After the war, Richard was a pilot for 35 years and owned his own air strip, Davis Ranch Airport, Medford, Oregon.   He also worked in the Rogue Valley for the California-Oregon Power Company and its successor, Pacific Power and Light Company for 36 years with whom he was a senior right of way agent up until the time of his death.  Richard was also a licensed amateur radio operator and was active in the Oregon Amateur Radio Association.  His call sign was W7QQP. 

Richard N. Davis passed away, Feb. 6th, 1975.

Flight Training


 Dick Davis at the Davis Ranch hanger outside of Medford, Oregon in 1947.    He is standing in front of  "OL' BIRD", a Brunner Winkle "Bird"

Dick Davis - Filling the Larder
Diane & Scott Davis
1964 - Plane in my side yard
Stinson Voyager

Scott Davis

All images provided by Scott Davis, the son of Richard N. Davis. Additional ID information provided by Richard V. Saunders & Edward Rogers. My thanks to all of them for their help in creating this page.