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Eddie Rickenbacker Dog Tag

Commander of the "Hat-in-Ring" 94th Aero Squadron, Capt. Edward V. Rickenbacker was a World War I American fighter ace. He had the most aerial victories of all American fighter pilots during the war with 26. His dog tag shown here was issued to him as a First Lieutenant. It reads: E.V. RICKENBACKER, 1ST. LIEUT., AIR SERVICE, U.S.A. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Commander of the "Hat-in-Ring" 94th Aero Squadron, Capt. Edward V. Rickenbacker was a World War I American fighter ace. He had the most aerial victories of all American fighter pilots during the war with 26. His dog tag shown here was issued to him as a First Lieutenant. It reads: E.V. RICKENBACKER, 1ST. LIEUT., AIR SERVICE, U.S.A. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Note: This item is currently in storage.

Commander of the "Hat-in-Ring" 94th Aero Squadron, Capt. Edward V. Rickenbacker was a World War I American fighter ace. He had the most aerial victories of all American fighter pilots during the war with 26. He also is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor (received in 1931), Distinguished Flying Cross, French Legion of Honor and French Croix de Guerre. Rickenbacker’s Medal of Honor is on exhibit in the museum's Early Years Gallery.

His dog tag shown here was issued to him as a First Lieutenant. It reads:

E.V. RICKENBACKER
1ST. LIEUT.
AIR SERVICE
U.S.A.

Donated by the E.V. Rickenbacker Estate.

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