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
ZANGLER, HERBERT 9693
ZAPP, JULIAN E 7212
ZEEMAN, JOHN H 9822
ZEHNER, HARLEY W 2119
ZEIGLER, RANNIE L 7433
ZELLER, MAX J 2371
ZELLERS, GEORGE H 2050
ZELLNER, WESLEY A 2363
ZENDER, FREDERICK A 9447
ZERWEK, PAUL W 10603
ZETTLE, RAYMOND C 3970
ZIEGLER, JOHN W 5682
ZIESENHEIM, JOSEPH R 3566
ZIESING, WILLIAM A 3960
ZIESMER, GEORGE F 8815
ZIMMER, DANIEL B 8081
ZIMMER, HARRY M 9692
ZIMMERMAN, EARL H 2333
ZIMMERMAN, EDWARD H 8704
ZIMMERMAN, HERBERT L 6925
ZIMMERMAN, JAMES L 2522
ZIMMERMAN, JOHN E 6015
ZIMMERMAN, THOMAS J 2386
ZIMMERS, DAVID F 5538
ZINGERMAN, ERNEST L 14137
ZINN, FREDERICK R 589
ZINN, FREDERICK W 3654
ZIPF, OSCAR R 8913
ZIPP, HOMER D 2370
ZIPSE, ARTHUR E 14140