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
YOUNT, PAUL C 6558
YUND, DONALD E 4575
ZABRISKIE, ALEXANDER C 8832
ZABRISKIE, CHARLES 692
ZABRISKIE, GEORGE A 8498
ZACHARIAS, GEORGE W 2140
ZACHER, EDWIN F 2357
ZAISS, LEONARD C 9438
ZANDER, WILLIAM E 2362
ZANE, ROBERT T 2365
ZANETTI, SILVIO 6832
ZANGLER, HERBERT 9693
ZAPP, JULIAN E 7212
ZEEMAN, JOHN H 9822
ZEHNER, HARLEY W 2119
ZEIGLER, RANNIE L 7433
ZELLER, MAX J 2371
ZELLERS, GEORGE H 2050
ZELLNER, WESLEY A 2363
ZENDER, FREDERICK A 9447