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
ALLEN, IRVING E 493
ALLEN, JOHN E 2329
ALLEN JR, ALBERT A 7101
ALLEN JR, PHILIP 2720
ALLEN, LEONARD S 2311
ALLEN, MORTON P 2473
ALLEN, PAUL G. 8302
ALLEN, PAUL V 937
ALLEN, PORTER W 9664
ALLEN, RICHARD C 2307
ALLEN, ROBERT A 2515
ALLEN, ROY H 4640
ALLEN, THEODORE F 6833
ALLEN, TRUMAN W 10214
ALLES, OLIVER M 7600
ALLEY, GERARD F 6755
ALLIOTT, ERIC 10215
ALLISON, ELMER C 2562
ALLISON, ERNEST M 2283
ALLISON, GEORGE H 9943