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Eddie Rickenbacker

Eddie RickenbackerAKA Edward Vernon Rickenbacher

Born: 8-Oct-1890
Birthplace: Columbus, OH
Died: 23-Jul-1973
Location of death: Zürich, Switzerland
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, OH

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Aviator, Auto Racing

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Flying ace shot down 22 planes in WWI

Military service: US Army (Commander, 94th Aero Pursuit Squadron, WWI)

Father: William Rickenbacher (d. 1902)
Mother: Elizabeth Basler
Brother: William (older)
Wife: Adelaide Frost (b. 21-Apr-1885, m. 16-Sep-1922, d. 2-Feb-1977, suicide)
Son: David (adopted, b. 1925)
Son: William (adopted, b. 1928)

    Eastern Airlines President
    North American Aviation VP and General Manager, Eastern Air Transport
    American Airways, Inc. VP
    General Motors VP General Aviation Manufacturing Corporation
    Member of the Board of Eastern Airlines (as Chairman, 1954-63)
    America First Committee
    Croix de Guerre May-1918
    Congressional Medal of Honor 1931
    National Aviation Hall of Fame
    Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses 1957
    Silver Buffalo 1944
    Plane Crash 26-Feb-1941
    Traveled to the USSR Jun-1943
    Stroke 1972
    Coma 1972
    Swiss Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Acrophobia


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