~ IN MEMORY ~
WWII veteran, PNA/WA Capt. Charles A. Davis Jr.
August 5, 1922 – December 5, 2014
We received word recently that WWII veteran PNA/WA Captain Charles A. Davis Jr. passed away. He was 92 years of age. Captain Davis joined Pacific Northern Airlines 01-10-1947 and was based SEA. More of his story appears below. Captain Davis was widowed in March of 2013 with the passing of his wife Faye. They had most recently resided at
19251 Normandy Park Dr SW , Normandy Park, WA 98166-4129.
Perhaps the best contact for the family would be c/o their daughter Nancy. Nancy (Cliff) Davis Hollenbeck is listed in the whitepages at
Arrangements are yet to be determined....should we hear more we will be sure to update our memorial site.
~ Carol for the PCN
Memorial blogspot http://pcnflightwest.blogspot.com/
Distinguished service .. article dated 06/08/2010
The World War II military service of Normandy Park resident Capt. Charles A. Davis, left, is honored with an etched glass aircraft window. Former SeaTac Mayor Frank Hansen presents the plaque. Davis was with the 20th Air Force, 19th Bomb Group and 30th Combat Squadron, where he received a Distinguished Flying Cross and seven Air Medals. Both men were pilots with Pacific Northern and Western airlines.
daughter Nancy and son in law Cliff Hollenbeck put together book on Alaska ....this info taken from news article http://www.examiner.com/article/dramatic-photos-of-southeast-alaska-from-cliff-nancy-hollenbeck-s-ultimate-coffee-table-book
................................Nancy was born in Anchorage, Alaska. Her grandfather, Charles A. Davis, was an originator of the Alaska Guide Association. He homesteaded in Hope, where the family operated a placer gold mine. Her father, Captain Charles A. Davis, Jr. worked at Merrill Field in Anchorage prior to WWII. He flew B-29's in the Pacific Theater, returning to Anchorage to become a Captain with Pacific Northern Airlines, which merged with Western Airlines and later Delta Airlines.............She followed in her father's aviation footsteps, joining Wien Consolidated Airlines as a flight attendant after graduating college. Governor William Egan bestowed the Alaska Heroism Medal on her, following the hijacking of her maiden flight. She was the Art Director for Wien's in-flight magazine, which won the Alaska Press Club's Best Magazine of the Year. She won a national Clio for an Alaska Airline poster, when she was the Vice President of Pacific Advertising in Seattle....................
Faye Eilene Davis
Jul 10, 1920 – Mar 24, 2013
Faye Dahl Davis 1920-2013
Faye Davis passed away peacefully in her sleep early Sunday morning, March 24th, after a year-long struggle with cancer. She and, her twin sister Fern Holand, were born in Hedgesville, Montana on July 10, 1920.
Faye was a blue-eyed blonde with a quick smile, who lived a story-book life, first moving west where she managed the family grocery store in North Seattle, after graduating from Flathead Montana High School in 1938. In the summer of 1945 she was swept off her feet and married the love of her life, Army-Air Force officer Charles A. Davis, Jr. from Hope, Alaska. He survives her after nearly sixty-eight years of marriage. They lived in Alaska for several years, after his return from the Pacific as a B-29 pilot during WWII. In Anchorage he flew as a Captain for Pacific Northern Airlines. They moved to Normandy Park, Washington, near the Sea-Tac Airport, in 1953, when the PNA merged into Western Airlines, where Chuck retired after thirty-six years of flying.
Faye is survived by, three children: son Charles A. Davis, III, and his wife Patsy; daughter Nancy, and her husband Cliff Hollenbeck; son Jerry, and his wife Melissa; and a total of seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was adored by her family and a wide circle of friends, who will miss her greatly.
From: Bonnie Papke Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2014 8:33 AM
Subject: Chas Davis death in Seattle
........................His daughter called us with the news, but we have seen nothing on the obits, etc. Chuck flew the Alaska coast for years and lived in Normandy Park.
Thanks, Bonnie Papke