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  • Eddie Rickenbacker--Trivia

    Every one should know that before the start of World War II, Mr. Eddie Rickernbacker owned the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    He was also the "ace of aces" during World War I, I believe he shot down 26 enemy airplanes.

    But, in a period before World War II he did something that appeared in newspapers. What did he do?

  • #2
    Not sure if it was before World War II, but he was also the president of Eastern Airlines and he was lost at sea during WWII, presumed dead, but came back and read his own obituary.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by NoviVespa
      Every one should know that before the start of World War II, Mr. Eddie Rickernbacker owned the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

      He was also the "ace of aces" during World War I, I believe he shot down 26 enemy airplanes.

      But, in a period before World War II he did something that appeared in newspapers. What did he do?

      The AMERICAN ace of aces. Other pilots from other countries easily outscored him.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sea Fury
        The AMERICAN ace of aces. Other pilots from other countries easily outscored him.

        Yea but he was only there for a few months. The others were there for over 4 years.
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        • #5
          No, what I was looking for was his involvement with newspapers before the second World War.

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          • #6
            Within your initial post you ask what did he do between the wars that "appeared" in the newspapers. In post #5, you ask about his "involvement" with newspapers. Which of these questions are you asking?

            Eddie Rickenbacker, along with Charles Lindberg, were the two most famous fliers of the first half of the century. Their names "appeared" in the newspapers quite frequently. I do not propose to be an expert on the life of Eddie Rickenbacker, but I do not remember him having any "involvement" with newspapers.

            I do know that Rickenbacker was a defense witness for Gen. Billy Mitchell and I have read that President Roosevelt ordered radio network NBC not to report, nor allow, Eddie Rickenbacker to speak on the air because of Eddie's negative comments as regards many New Deal programs - Eddie believed they were too socialistic. I am certain these two items appeared in the newspapers.
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            • #7
              To be more clearer, involvement is the better choice of words for what I am looking for.

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              • #8
                This didn't go over very well. So, I will tell you what was that he did before World War II. He wrote a comic strip that appeared in newspapers. The strip was about a flyer named Ace Drummond. Now, he did not draw the cartoons, but wrote the story line.

                I learned of this when I bought two DVDs of all 12 chapters of a serial. It was called "Ace Drummond." The site I give you shows Mr. Rickenbacker in the opening credits. And, when the show starts, they lead in by showing the comic strip.

                This site must have all 12 chapters, if you want to watch them.


                http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=ace+drummond


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