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United States Army Medal of Honor recipientwd:Q550707
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
occupation: aircraft pilot, racing automobile driver, military personnel, businessperson
award received: Croix de guerre 1914–1918, Medal of Honor, Knight of the Legion of Honour, National Aviation Hall of Fame
Edward Vernon Rickenbacker (October 8, 1890 – July 23, 1973) was an American fighter ace in World War I and a Medal of Honor recipient. With 26 aerial victories, he was the United States' most successful fighter ace in the war and is considered to have received the most awards for valor by an American during the war. He was also a race car driver and automotive designer, a government consultant in military matters and a pioneer in air transportation, particularly as the long-time head of Eastern Air Lines.
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