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
WUERTENBAECHER JR, H H 14115
WULP, GEORGE A 14116
WURMSTICH, ARTHUR P 8474
WURSTER, WILLIAM F 6721
WURZBURG, DONALD B 3959
WYATT, JOHN A 1629
WYCKOFF, HARRY W 2367
WYLIE, JOHN 932
WYLIE, WILLIAM B 2353
WYLY, LAWRENCE T 4574
WYMAN, WALLACE 2416
WYMOND, WILLIAM I 7861
WYNNE, LADDIE L 14117
WYNNE, WALTER W 523
WYNN, WILLIAM B 2481
WYSONG, FORREST E 5961
YACKEY, WINFRED A 2423
YAEGER, WILBUR A 6222
YAGER,FRANK R 447
YAPLE, LEO M 14118