Rickenbacker, Eddie (Edward Vernon), 1890-1973

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1890-10-08
Death 1973-07-27
US
English

Biographical notes:

Army officer and aviator. Full name: Edward Vernon Rickenbacker.

From the description of Papers of Eddie Rickenbacker, 1915-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83923451

Air pilot, executive.

From the description of Reminiscences of Edward Vernon Rickenbacker : oral history, 1960. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122631724

Air pilot.

From the description of Reminiscences of Edward Vernon Rickenbacker : oral history, [196-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122597276

Biographical Note

  • 1890, Oct. 8: Born, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1917 - 1918 : Enlisted in the army, joined the 94th Aero Squadron in France and became commander
  • 1922: Married Adelaide F. Durant
  • 1925: Defense witness in court-martial of Billy Mitchell Started the Rickenbacker Motor Co.
  • 1927: Purchased the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • 1935 - 1963 : General manager, then vice president, and from 1954 to 1963, chairman of the Board of Eastern Air Lines
  • circa 1940: Joined America First Committee in opposition to American entry into World War II
  • 1942 - 1943 : As a civilian, reviewed military morale and technical issues at American installations in Europe and Asia and made fact-finding trips around the world, including the Soviet Union
  • 1948: Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor
  • 1973, July 27: Died, Zurich, Switzerland

From the guide to the Eddie Rickenbacker Papers, 1915-1973, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)



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Subjects:

  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Aviation
  • Executives--Interviews
  • Air pilots--Interviews
  • Aeronautics, Commercial--United States.
  • Fighter pilots
  • Aeronautics.
  • Veterans--Interviews
  • Airlines
  • World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations, American.
  • Conservatism--United States.
  • World War, 1939-1945--Search and rescue operations
  • Commemorative postage stamps
  • World War, 1914-1918--Aerial operations, American
  • World War, 1914-1918

Occupations:

  • Army officers.
  • Aviators.

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)