TITLE

America's Top WWI Ace

AUTHOR(S)
Zabecki, David T.
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Military History;Aug/Sep2009, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article profiles the late U.S. Air Force Captain Edward Vernon Rickenbacker. He has received eight Distinguished Service Crosses (DSC) for engaging in aerial combat during a 140-day period near the end of the World War I. He entered the 94th Aero Squadron as a qualified pilot and eventually commanded such group. Also noted is the move of Rickenbacker to establish his own automobile manufacturing firm after the war but his business failed in 1927.
ACCESSION #
42739575

 

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