John Francisco Richards II
John Francisco Richards II (born 31 July 1896, Kansas City, Missouri; died 26 September 1918, near Varennes, France) was a first lieutenant in the 1st Aero Squadron, who was shot down during Meuse-Argonne Offensive in World War I.
Richards Field, the first airport in the Kansas City metropolitan area was named for him. Its follow up Kansas City Downtown Airport was originally called New Richards Field. The road serving it is called Richards Road. Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base was also named for him.
His grandfather, John Francisco Richards, founded the Richards & Conover Hardware Company in Kansas City.
- War diary and letters of John Francisco Richards II, 1917-1918 - Lechtman printing Co (1925)