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Eddie Rickenbacker

American Ace Eddie Rickenbacker in his Spad XIII as the King of Hearts. From a deck of World War One playing cards.
Text:
Eddie Rickenbacker, Spad XIII is the King of Hearts.
Reverse:
French soldier shouting: Ohé! les brave gens versez votre or; nous versons bien notre sang . . .
Ahoy, you worthy men! Pour out your gold; we pour forth our blood . . .

American Ace Eddie Rickenbacker in his Spad XIII as the King of Hearts from a deck of World War One playing cards.

Image text

Eddie Rickenbacker, Spad XIII is the King of Hearts.



Reverse:

French soldier shouting: Ohé! les brave gens versez votre or; nous versons bien notre sang . . .

Ahoy, you worthy men! Pour out your gold; we pour forth our blood . . .

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A race car driver before the war, Eddie Rickenbacker raced against airplanes as well as cars. He became the greatest American ace of the First World War with 26 victories, four of them observation balloons.

United States

Roles held by Eddie Rickenbacker

Role Start Date End Date
Combatant - Pilot

Books by or about Eddie Rickenbacker (2)

Title Author
Fighting the flying circus Eddie Rickenbacker
Fighting the Flying Circus Edward V. Rickenbacker