Person:Edward Rickenbacker (1)

Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
  1. Edward Vernon Rickenbacker1890 - 1973
  • HEdward Vernon Rickenbacker1890 - 1973
  • WAdelaide Frost1889 - 1977
  1. David E. Rickenbacker1925 - 1983
Facts and Events
Name Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
Alt Name Eddie Rickenbacker
Unknown[4] Edward Vernon Rickenbacher
Unknown[7] Edward Reichenbacher
Gender Male
Birth[1][6] 8 October 1890 Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States
Occupation[7] 1908-1917 race car driver, drag racer, automobile sales
Occupation[7] 1917-1918 94th Squadron, Ace of Aces, famous fighter pilot of World War I
Reference Number? Q550707?
Occupation[7] 1934-1963 Chairman, Eastern Airlines
Residence[6] 1942 New York City, New York, United States
Burial[1] 1973 Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States(cremated ashes were flown in from Switzerland)
Death[1][7] 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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ohio History Central.
  2.   U.S. Army Center of Military History. Medal of Honor.
  3.   United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T626).

    Name: Edward V Rickenbacker
    Birth Year: abt 1889
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Race: White
    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)

  4. 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.

  5.   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
    Birthplace: Ohio
    Home in 1910: Columbus Ward 2, Franklin, Ohio
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    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
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    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. 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
    Race: White

  7. 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