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
ARNOLD, HENRY R 7228
ARNOLD, IVAN 449
ARNOLD, LESLIE P 237
ARNOLD, MANFORD F 7754
ARNOLD, WELLINGTON 8545
ARNOLD, WILLARD B 2567
ARONSON, ISRAEL I 9964
ARPIN, EDWARD A 9966
ARP, LOUIS 9965
ARTER, THEODORE 3696
ARTHER, WILLIAM C 7221
ARTHUR, DOGAN H 1292
ARTHUR, IRA W 8185
ARTHUR, REGINALD W 3900
ARTHUR, REX P 3577
ARTHUR, WILLIAM H 2530
ASHBAUGH, CLARENCE V 1301
ASHBY, WILLIAM T 9967
ASHE, CLARENCE F 9968
ASHE, HARRY P 452