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
YARBOROUGH, ROBERT S 2417
YARELL, ANDREW J 14119
YARROW, W KEMBLE 5708
YEOMAN, CHAUNCEY D 14120
YEOMANS, EDWIN S 14121
YERKES, LAWRENCE A 14122
YERKES, WILLIAM D 7465
YOCUM, REUBEN J 623
YONGE, JAMES E 6032
YORK, DUKE A 6890
YORK, ELISHA L 7566
YORK, PHILIP S 2563
YOST, LLOYD O 1605
YOUMANS, CHARLES L 14123
YOUNG, ALSIE M 14124
YOUNG, ALVAH H 6539
YOUNG, AUSTIN W 14125
YOUNG, BARNETT E 14126
YOUNG, BENJAMIN C 7567
YOUNG, CARLTON E 8019