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Eddie Rickenbacker

Photograph of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, America's Ace of Aces, the frontispiece from his memoir 'Fighting the Flying Circus'.
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Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker
Copyrighted by N. Lazarick 1919

Photograph of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, America's Ace of Aces, the frontispiece from his memoir Fighting the Flying Circus.

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Signed:

Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker

Copyrighted by N. Lazarick 1919

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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