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 (rĭk′ĭn-băk′ər), Edward Vernon Known as "Eddie." 1890-1973.
American aviator who was the most decorated combat pilot of World War I.


(ˈrɪk ənˌbæk ər)

Edward Vernon ( “Eddie” ), 1890–1973, U.S. aviator and aviation executive.
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Noun1.Rickenbacker - the most decorated United States combat pilot in World War I (1890-1973)Rickenbacker - the most decorated United States combat pilot in World War I (1890-1973)
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