T. Albert “Al” Davies began in 1932 working summers for the US Forest Service while attending Oregon State College (OSU) graduating in Forestry, 1936. He began his full-time employment with the USFS at a CCC Camp on the Wenatchee National Forest. 1939 took him to Winthrop on the Chelan National Forest as the Forest officer on the parachute Jumping Experiment...the birth of smokejumping. In 1942 he was inducted in the Army with a vacation to Europe. Davies left active duty as a Captain in 1946. He continued his USFS career at three Ranger Stations: Timber Management at Detroit, Oregon, Willamette National Forest: District Ranger at Bohemia Ranger District at Layng Creek (Disston) OR; Umpqua NF and District Ranger at Lake Wenatchee, Washington, Wenatchee National Forest. He was promoted to the Willamette National Forest Supervisors office in 1953 as Timber Management Assistant. He stayed with the Willamette National Forest and retired as the lead Timber management position in 1969.
The photographs in the Davies collections may also be found in the collection of USFS photographs from the National Archives.