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
ADELSBERGER, NEAL D 10212
ADKINS, KYLE C 1322
ADRIANCE, GUY W 9937
AEHLE, TRUMAN H 7623
AFFLECK, WILLIAM R 7890
AGAR JR, JOHN G 1294
AGAR, WILLIAM M 4389
AGEE, WILLIAM T 1130
AGERTER, HARRY M 1743
AGNEW, HOBART M 6874
AGREMONTI, MARIANO I 8714
AHEARN,CLARENCE J 1699
AIKEN, JOHN W 1680
AIKMAN, CLAUDE E 2269
AILSWORTH, RICHARD E. 2268
AIME, FRANK L 1688
AIMEE, JOSEPH M 1731
AINSLIE, WALTER M 838
AINSWORTH, CYRIL 1696
AINSWORTH, FRANK W 9938
AINSWORTH, HAROLD 1334
AKERS, ABNER F 5477
AKERS, CLAUDE 1715
AKERS, J R HOMER 1723
AKIN, THOMAS B 2291
ALBERT, PAUL B 2304
ALBERT, PHIL B 2280
ALBERTSON, EDWARD R 1704
ALBERTSON, ROBERT B 9939
ALBERY, FREEMAN W 1678