Charles E. Yeager

Ace: Charles E. Yeager Branch: United States Army Air Force Conflict: World War II Hometown: Myrna, WV Rank: Captain Victories: 11 ½ confirmed, three damaged Decorations: Distinguished Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Legions of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air…

David M. Peterson

Ace: David M. Peterson Branch: United States Air Service Conflict: World War I Hometown: Honesdale, PA Rank: Major Victories: Six confirmed Decorations: Distinguished Service Cross, French Croix de Guerre   Born on 2 July 1894 in Honesdale, PA, David McKelvey Peterson worked at the Curtiss plant in Buffalo, NY following his graduation from LeHigh University. Taking flying lessons in his spare time,…

Edward V. Rickenbacker

Ace: Edward V. Rickenbacker Branch: United States Air Service Conflict: World War I Hometown: Columbus, OH Rank: Captain Victories: 26 confirmed (22 aircraft, four balloons) Decorations: Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross with nine Oak Leaf Clusters, French Legion d’Honneur and the Croix de Guerre   America’s Ace of Aces in World War I was not one of the young, reckless daredevils…