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
ADAMS, JAMES E 782
ADAMS, JAMES G 1358
ADAMS, JAMES S 7784
ADAMS, JAMES W 1290
ADAMS, JOHN F 1287
ADAMS, JOHN R 744
ADAMS, JOHN W 2300
ADAMS, JONUS G 1345
ADAMS JR, CHARLES H 2901
ADAMS JR, WILLIAM A 1305
ADAMS, MARSHALL C 1785
ADAMS, O EUGENE 3798
ADAMSON, AUSTIN A 3794
ADAMSON, GEORGE F 10211
ADAMS, RUSSELL S 1812
ADAMS, SCHYLER 1613
ADAMS, STANLEY B 1276
ADAMS, WILLIAM T 1718
ADDINGTON, EDWARD P 1291
ADELSBERGER, NEAL D 10212