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
WOTIPKA, WALTER M 14105
WOTTON, THOMAS A 1162
WRAY, JAMES R L 14106
WRENN, ROBERT D 2542
WREN, SAMUEL M 14107
WRIGHT, ALFRED M 14108
WRIGHT, ARTHUR H 2518
WRIGHT, BAILEY A 313
WRIGHT, CAMERON 14109
WRIGHT, CHARLES N 14110
WRIGHT, CHESTER E 1928
WRIGHT, CLIFFORD A 6704
WRIGHT, EDWARD P 7591
WRIGHT, ELIJAH F 6705
WRIGHT, FAY L 236
WRIGHT, FLOYD H 14112
WRIGHT, FRANK W 617
WRIGHT, FRED C 10594
WRIGHT, GEORGE E 5994
WRIGHT, GEORGE O 5441