Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
- Edward Vernon Rickenbacker1890 - 1973
Facts and Events
||Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
||Edward Vernon Rickenbacher
||8 October 1890
||Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States
||race car driver, drag racer, automobile sales
||94th Squadron, Ace of Aces, famous fighter pilot of World War I
||Chairman, Eastern Airlines
||New York City, New York, United States
||Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States(cremated ashes were flown in from Switzerland)
||23 July 1973
||Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
World War I "Ace of Aces"
Medal of Honor
"Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Corps, 94th Aero Squadron, Air Service. Place and date: Near Billy, France, 25 September 1918. Entered service at: Columbus, Ohio. Born: 8 October 1890, Columbus, Ohio. G.O. No.: 2, W.D., 1931. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy near Billy, France, 25 September 1918. While on a voluntary patrol over the lines, 1st Lt. Rickenbacker attacked 7 enemy planes (5 type Fokker, protecting two type Halberstadt). Disregarding the odds against him, he dived on them and shot down one of the Fokkers out of control. He then attacked one of the Halberstadts and sent it down also." 2
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Eddie Rickenbacker.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ohio History Central.
- U.S. Army Center of Military History. Medal of Honor.
- United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T626).
Name: Edward V Rickenbacker
Birth Year: abt 1889
Home in 1930: Bronx, Bronx, New York
Occupation: Engineer, aviation
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Adelaide L Rickenbacker
Household Members: Name Age
Edward V Rickenbacker 41
Adelaide L Rickenbacker 40
David Rickenbacker 5
William Rickenbacker 2 1/12
Walter Eckerson 34 (servant)
Lydia Erickson 30 (servant)
Minnie Schetter 37 (servant)
Emmy Boelle 24 (servant)
- ↑ Field Enterprises Educational Corporation. World Book Encyclopedia. (Chicago [Illinois]: Field Enterprises Educational Corp, c1989), 2014.
World Book states that his name was originally spelled Rickenbacher and in 1918 Eddie changed it to Rickenbacker.
- United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623).
Name: Edward E Rickenbacher
Age in 1910: 19
Birth Year: abt 1891
Home in 1910: Columbus Ward 2, Franklin, Ohio
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's name: Elizabeth Rickenbaugh
Mother's Birthplace: Switzerland
Neighbors: View others on page
Elizabeth Rickenbaugh 46
Edward E Rickenbacher 19
Mary Rickenbacher 24
Emma Rickenbacher 17
Louis Rickenbacher 14
Dewey Rickenbacher 12
Albert Rickenbacher 10
Edward's occupation: com. traveler, automobile company
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 United States. World War II Draft Registration Cards.
Name: Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
Birth Date: 8 Oct 1890
Birth Place: Columbus, Ohio
Residence: New York, New York
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 The New York Times. (New York, New York), 24 Jul 1973.
Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker Is Dead at 82, obituary/article