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
AINSWORTH, HAROLD 1334
AKERS, ABNER F 5477
AKERS, CLAUDE 1715
AKERS, J R HOMER 1723
AKIN, THOMAS B 2291
ALBERT, PAUL B 2304
ALBERT, PHIL B 2280
ALBERTSON, EDWARD R 1704
ALBERTSON, ROBERT B 9939
ALBERY, FREEMAN W 1678
ALBI, JOSEPH L 2278
ALBRIGHT, C G 1753
ALBRIGHT, JOHN W 2327
ALBRIGHT, OLIVER 1711
ALBRO, HOMER B 2281
ALBROOK, FRANK P 566
ALCORN, KENT A. 1708
ALDEN, SPENCER T 1683
ALDER, CHARLES E 10580
ALDER, GROVER C 3194