EDWARD V. RICKENBACKER (1890-1973). Rickenbacker, a race car driver, was the leading American ace during World War I. He shot down 22 enemy planes and 4 balloons. In 1938 he became president of Eastern Air Lines, a position he held until 1959.


Extensive Collection Of Black And White Photographs Taken During Eddie Rickenbacker’s Post-WW I Trip To Europe

Archive of 136 photographs of Rickenbacker and his wife, Adelaide Frost, and friends. Images include photographs taken during the couple’s ocean crossing aboard the S.S. Majestic; photographs of WWI trenches, cemeteries, battlefields and even the site of Rickenbacker’s hanger at Toul. Photographs also document visits to the Etampes Air Races, Paris, Venice, Rome, Pompei, and travel throughout Italy & France. Sixty three of the photographs of mounted to loose leafs. The majority of photograph are indentified on back or, in the case of mounted images, on loose leaf. A great archive of Rickenbacker photographs that also captures Europe in the years between WWI and WWI. Overall Very Fine.
Catalog: # PH-0053
Price: $1500.00