Eddie Rickenbacker in his SPAD S.XIII.  Rickenbacker flew a total of 300 combat hours, reportedly more than any other US pilot in the war. On September 24, 1918, he was named commander of the squadron, and on the following day, he claimed two more German planes, for which he was belatedly awarded the Medal of Honor in 1931 by President Herbert Hoover. After claiming yet another Fokker D.VII on September 27, he became a balloon buster by downing observation balloons on Sept 28 to 30 Oct 1918.

First Lieutenant E. [Eddie] Rickenbacker, Aero Squadron, American ace, standing up in his Spad plane. Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer National Archives Identifier: 530773

Eddie Rickenbacker Sitting in Biplane - PG10417 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. World War I fighter pilot Eddie Rickenbacker, known as the "ace of aces", sits in his Spad XIII fighter plane.

Eddie Rickenbacker Sitting in Biplane - - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. World War I fighter pilot Eddie Rickenbacker, known as the "ace of aces", sits in his Spad XIII fighter plane.

Eddie Rickenbacker American  WWl Flying Ace Rhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Rickenbacker

Captain Eddie Rickenbacker was a former race car driver who became the top American flying ace of World War I.

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.”  - Eddie Rickenbacker, the top American fighter ace of WWI and Medal of Honor recipient. (He flew a Spad S XIII JTG)

” - Eddie Rickenbacker, the top American fighter ace of WWI and Medal of Honor recipient. And my personal hero.

American Ace Rickenbacker: US top ace, Eddie Rickenbacker, with 26 victories. He survived the war.  #WWI #history #airplane

American Ace Rickenbacker : US top ace, Eddie Rickenbacker, with 26 kills

Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker  Top American Ace of WWI, 26 victories

First Lieutenant Edward V. Rickenbacker, US Army Air Service Medal of Honor recipient near Billy-sous-les-Côtes, France World War I September

Eddie Rickenbacker, Fighter Ace and Medal of Honor Recipient

Eddie Rickenbacker

This vintage World War I photo features Fighter Ace and Medal of Honor Recipient, Eddie Rickenbacker. Celebrate and American History with this digitally restored poster from The War Is Hell Store.

Eddie Rickenbacker, 1918

American ace Eddie Rickenbacker poses next to his Spad XIII. During the First World War, Rickenbacker shot down 26 enemy airplanes, making him America’s highest scoring ace.

WWI flying ace, Eddie Rickenbacker was born on October 8, 1890.

Eddie Rickenbacker Top American Ace of WWI, 26 victories.

AUTO RACING: Eddie Rickenbacker in Maxwell race car at Indianapolis.  Eddie Rickenbacker was a famous racecar driver and WWI flying ace. After the war he was vice-president of a company that produced a car named the Rickenbacker.

AUTO RACING: Eddie Rickenbacker in Maxwell race car at Indianapolis. Eddie Rickenbacker was a famous racecar driver and WWI flying ace. After the war he was vice-president of a company that produced a car named the Rickenbacker.

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