Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (October 8, 1890 – July 23, 1973) was an
American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. With 26 aerial
The American Ace of Aces, Eddie Rickenbacker, was a successful race car driver
, fighter pilot, airline executive, wartime advisor, and elder statesman. Few aces ...
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker was born in Columbus, Ohio, on October 8, 1890.
The son of Swiss immigrants, he was the third of eight children. His parents ...
Rickenbacker, then one of the world's top racing car drivers, immediately enlisted
with the U.S. Army upon America's entrance into the war in April 1917.
Edward Vernon "Eddie" Rickenbacker. Index: Childhood; Auto Racing and
Manufacturing; World War I; World War II; Eastern Air Lines; Post-war Politics; Life
Jul 24, 1973 ... Eddie Rickenbacker, a leading fighter ace in World War I and retired chairman of
Eastern Air Lines, died early yesterday in a Zurich hospital.
Captain Eddie Rickenbacker was a former race car driver who became the top
American flying ace of World War I.
Eddie Rickenbacker is the most famous American ace of World War I.
Charismatic, tall and blessed with matinee idol good-looks, Rickenbacker soon
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executive Eddie Rickenbacker (1890–1973).
This on-line edition of Eddie Rickenbacker's World War One memoirs dates from
the original version published by Stokes in 1919. Captain Rickenbacker ...