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EDDIE RICKENBACKER (1890-1973)
EDDIE RICKENBACKER (1890-1973) 
America’s “Ace of Aces”

Top race car driver by the time the U.S. entered World War I. He then served as a fighter pilot, winning 26 air victories and numerous distinctions, including the Medal of Honor. After the war, Rickenbacker worked for Cadillac Motor Company before moving into aeronautics. He was president of Eastern Airlines from 1938 until his retirement in 1963.


This museum quality frame measuring 28.5" x 19", houses two smaller frames. On the left, a portrait of Rickenbacker as he looked during his World War I service. On the right, a framed letter dated June 21, 1973. The letter was intended for a fan named William and mentions Rickenbacker's recent bout with an illness. He goes on to discuss their mutual interest in automobile racing. Rickenbacker mentions that he still follows the sport and specifically states that he "was quite interested in noting as a result of the accidents at Indianapolis...they will limit the amount of fuel that the drivers are permitted to carry." He concludes that he is enclosing two autographed racing pictures. The letter, signed "Eddie Rickenbacker" was sent by Rickenbacker less than 1 month prior to his death.


EDDIE RICKENBACKER (1890-1973)
EDDIE RICKENBACKER (1890-1973) 
America’s “Ace of Aces”

Already famous as a racing car driver, he became America's "Ace of Aces" as the highest scoring fighter pilot for the US during World War One. Commanded the 94th Aero Pursuit Squadron. Winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Later President and General Manager of Eastern Air Lines from 1938-1963. Edward V. Rickenbacker, Rickenbacker: An Autobiography (Prentice-Hall, Inc.: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1967). Boldly signed and inscribed copy with dustjacket


EDDIE RICKENBACKER (1890-1973)
EDDIE RICKENBACKER (1890-1973) 
America’s “Ace of Aces”

Already famous as a racing car driver, he became America's "Ace of Aces" as the highest scoring fighter pilot for the US during World War One. Commanded the 94th Aero Pursuit Squadron. Winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Later President and General Manager of Eastern Air Lines from 1938-1963. Great personal check made payable to Western Union for $9.73, dated August 7, 1969. Boldly signed "E. V. Rickenbacker," matching the personal imprint at the top of the check.


EDDIE RICKENBACKER (1890-1973)
EDDIE RICKENBACKER (1890-1973) 
America’s “Ace of Aces”

Already famous as a racing car driver, he became America's "Ace of Aces" as the highest scoring fighter pilot for the US during World War One. Commanded the 94th Aero Pursuit Squadron. Winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Later President and General Manager of Eastern Air Lines from 1938-1963. Nice copy, with dustjacket, of Rickenbacker's book Seven Came Through: Rickenbacker's Full Story Including His Message to America (Country Life Press: Garden City, NY, 1943). This is a great account of Rickenbacker's harrowing ordeal during the Second World War, when he and a handful of crewman were lost at sea after their plane crashed into the Pacific. All of the proceeds for the book went to "The Army Air Force Aid Society," at Rickenbacker's direction. Signed and inscribed on the flyleaf by Rickenbacker, and dated 1943


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