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
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
APPLETON, FRANCIS VON L 9957
APPLETON, JAMES L 2475
APPLETON, WILLIAM C 9958
ARAMENTRAUT, GUY E 9960
ARBANS, GEORGE B 7735
ARCHER, ALLA T 818
ARCHER, CECIL E 515
ARCHIBALD, JAMES A 2525
ARCHIBALD, NORMAN SILAS 982
ARCHIBALD, ROBERT J 1759