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
WOODRUFF, JAMES A 57
WOODRUFF, JOHN F 8886
WOODS, ARCHIE S 5442
WOODS, CLYDE 6513
WOODS, GEORGE B 1579
WOODS, GEORGE S 3531
WOODS, GILBERT A 5473
WOODS, HOWARD L 9855
WOODS, JOHN H 14101
WOODS JR, JAMES A 2347
WOODS JR, WILLIAM R 14088
WOODS, PALMER P 2414
WOODS, ROBERT J 2507
WOODS, ROBERT O 10691
WOOD, STANLEY W 14081
WOOD, WALTER W 14082
WOODWARD, ALVAH G 9889
WOODWARD, DAVID J 14089
WOODWARD, ERNEST W 6682
WOODWARD, FRED E 6733