FIGHTER ACE BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1890

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Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (October 8, 1890 – July 23, 1973)

Rickenbacker was an American fighter ace in World War I and Medal
of Honor
recipient with 26 aerial victories. He was this country’s most
successful fighter ace in the war. and was also a race car driver,
automotive designer, a government consultant in military matters
and a pioneer in air transportation, particularly as the longtime
head of Eastern Air Lines.

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Eddie Rickenbacker posed for this photograph beside his plane in 1918

                                      AFmedal of honor
                                          Air Force Medal of Honor

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