America's Top WWI Ace

Zabecki, David T.
August 2009
Military History;Aug/Sep2009, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p19
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.


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