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
ASHENDON, JAMES F 2287
ASHE, SAM 9969
ASHFIELD, HARVEY 9970
ASH JR, THOMAS L 8597
ASHLEY, HAROLD H 606
ASHLEY, JOHN W 2885
ASHLEY, THOMAS W 8156
ASH, PRENTICE D 2631
ASH, RICHARD P 8213
ASHWORTH, FREDERICK L 3695
ASPINWALL,GEORGE L 8207
ASP, MELVIN B 2892
ASTRY, PERRY D 3863
ATCHISON, THOMAS C 4272
ATEN, COURTNEY N 9971
ATHA, KIMBALL 9972
ATHA, STUART K 9973
ATHERTON, HAROLD G 3956
ATHEY, GERALD B 2488
ATKINS, HARRY C 8353