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Eddie Rickenbacker in Lexington, 1946

Posted on November 14, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, center, World War I ace and president of Eastern Airlines, was on hand at the dedication of Bluegrass Field in 1946. Captain Rickenbacker attended the CAP-AFF Air Show in association with the unveiling of the T. Ward Havely Memorial. Rickenbacker was an American fighter ace in World War I and Medal of Honor recipient. With 26 aerial victories, he was America's most successful fighter ace in 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 longtime head of Eastern Air Lines. Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader November 10, 1946. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, center, the president and CEO of Eastern Airlines, attended the dedication of Blue Grass Field in 1946. Rickenbacker attended the CAP-AFF Air Show in association with the unveiling of the T. Ward Havely Memorial. Rickenbacker was an ace fighter pilot in World War I and a Medal of Honor recipient. With 26 aerial victories, he was America’s most successful fighter ace in the war. He also was a race car driver and an automotive designer, a government consultant in military matters and a pioneer in air transportation, particularly as the longtime head of Eastern Air Lines. Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on Nov. 10, 1946. Click here to see other photos from our archives of Blue Grass Field.

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