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
ACHESON, ALEXANDER M 1734
ACKERMAN, ALBERT M 1951
ACKERMAN, EDGAR M 1908
ACKERMAN, JAMES H 1940
ACKERMAN JR, MARION S 10210
ACTON, GENE W 9420
ADAMS, ALBERT C 2260
ADAMS, ALFRED A 10216
ADAMS, AMOS E 2263
ADAMS, AZEL A 1736
ADAMS, BENJAMIN H 1830
ADAMS, CHESTER A 1765
ADAMS, EARL 2135
ADAMS, EUSTACE L 3664
ADAMS, FRANK D 833
ADAMS, HAROLD R 774
ADAMS, HAROLD V 1744
ADAMS, HUGH J 3422
ADAMS, JACK R 1713
ADAMS, JAMES D 765