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
ARDREY, RUSHTON L 11337
ARGERSINGER, JAMES B 11338
ARMENTROUT, DALE H 8800
ARMISTEAD, NATHANIEL L 2485
ARMSTRONG, BEDFORD E 3177
ARMSTRONG, DONALD R 915
ARMSTRONG, HENRY A 3240
ARMSTRONG, HENRY G 628
ARMSTRONG, MAX V 7856
ARMSTRONG, NOEL 7373
ARMSTRONG, NORFLEET E 2548
ARMSTRONG, RALPH S 3800
ARMSTRONG, RODNEY M 2834
ARMSTRONG, RUSSELL B 9961
ARMSTRONG, WILLIAM J 1356
ARMSTRONG, WILLIAM K 3149
ARNESON, SORREN R 9962
ARNOLD, DAVID B 9963
ARNOLD, GEORGE M 9634
ARNOLD, HENRY H 2182