Rickenbacher, Edward Vernon


US Official Picture of the World War (WWI), Washington DC, Approx 1920

Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (October 8, 1890 July 27, 1973) was an American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. He was also a race car driver and automotive designer, a government consultant in military matters and a pioneer in air transportation, particularly as the longtime head of Eastern Air Lines.

Phtograph is the Officers of the famous 94th Aero Pursuit Squadron. L to R: Lieut (later Capt.) E.V. Rickenbacker, Lieut. Douglass Campbell, and Capt Kenneth Marr.


Capt Eddie Rickenbacker wearing the DSC awarded him for gallantry in bringing down German planes. At the end of the Argonne campain his officially accredited total was 26. He was the American ace of aces.

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