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
ANDREWS, HAROLD F 2330
ANDREWS, HAROLD V 3815
ANDREWS, HENRY G 2539
ANDREWS, HORACE M 9952
ANDREWS, HOWARD B 5127
ANDREWS, JOHN P 2456
ANDREWS, JUNIUS F 2894
ANDREWS, LELAND S 4560
ANDREWS, LLOYD J 784
ANDREWS, RALPH E 2489
ANDREWS, WILLIAM A 9772
ANDREWS, WILLIAM K 249
ANDREWS, WILLIAM V 2244
ANDROUS, PAUL ARTHUR 3906
ANEWALT, HENRY P 9953
ANEY, MELVIN C 8821
ANGELL, CYRIL N 1641
ANGIER, CORLISS 816
ANGLIN, CHARLES H 9327
ANGSTROM, LAWRENCE C 755
ANNAN, DUNCAN C 826
ANTHONY, CHARLES A 761
ANTHONY, WHITING 9954
APLET, CARL P 9739
APPLE, ADDISON A 9955
APPLEBY, JOHN L 3718
APPLEBY, LOUIS E 2495
APPLEGATE, RAY P 9956
APPLEGATE, TIMOTHY P 9227
APPLEMAN, EARL 8541