The Founders

The Order of Daedalians honors, as its Founder Members, all World War I aviators who were commissioned as officers and rated as military pilots no later than the Armistice on November 11, 1918. Every current Daedalian carries as their member number an original Founder Number, thus linking those who fly to those who flew.

An ongoing historical research project is compiling biographical and historical information about all of the Founder members. This information will be made publicly available as it is developed. Until then, you can look up a Founder by their full name or Founder Number.


Search by Full Name (Smith, John E) or Founder Number:
Founder Name Number
ADAMS, AMOS E 2263
ADAMS, AZEL A 1736
ADAMS, BENJAMIN H 1830
ADAMS, CHESTER A 1765
ADAMS, EARL 2135
ADAMS, EUSTACE L 3664
ADAMS, FRANK D 833
ADAMS, HAROLD R 774
ADAMS, HAROLD V 1744
ADAMS, HUGH J 3422
ADAMS, JACK R 1713
ADAMS, JAMES D 765
ADAMS, JAMES E 782
ADAMS, JAMES G 1358
ADAMS, JAMES S 7784
ADAMS, JAMES W 1290
ADAMS, JOHN F 1287
ADAMS, JOHN R 744
ADAMS, JOHN W 2300
ADAMS, JONUS G 1345
ADAMS, MARSHALL C 1785
ADAMS, O EUGENE 3798
ADAMS, RUSSELL S 1812
ADAMS, SCHYLER 1613
ADAMS, STANLEY B 1276
ADAMS, WILLIAM T 1718
ADAMSON, AUSTIN A 3794
ADAMSON, GEORGE F 10211
ADDINGTON, EDWARD P 1291
ADE, W GUY 5064