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Business: Eddie Rickenbacker, 1890-1973

He was America's "Ace of Aces," the most decorated pilot of World War I. He was a pioneer of U.S. commercial aviation and the last of the early flyers to run...

Business: Eastern to Rickenbacker

Captain Edward Vernon Rickenbacker was the No. 1 U. S. War Ace, is currently the hardbitten, harddriving, general manager of Eastern Air Lines. John Daniel...

HEROES: Durable Man

(See Cover) Heroes, like Hudson River shad, are a notably perishable commodity; no matter how brightly they may gleam when they are hauled into public view,...

AVIATION: Straighten Thinking, Period

Distress signals flared on U.S. airlines. After a brief spell of profit-making in June, the domestic airlines had nose-dived into red ink in July, normally a...

PERSONNEL: New Pilot at Eastern

After a quarter century as the highflying boss of Eastern Air Lines, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker this week turned over the controls to a new pilot. In as...

AVIATION: Rx from Rick

What's wrong with the airlines? They're too pampered. That is what hard-jawed Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, president of profitable Eastern Air Lines Inc., told...

AVIATION: Too Little, Too Late

When Eastern Air Lines' Captain Eddie Rickenbacker offered to pay $100 million for 35 Comet jet transports (TIME, Sept. 8), it seemed to be a golden...

HEROES: Captain Eddie

The Army merely announced that late in the afternoon of Oct. 21 Captain Eddie Rickenbacker's plane radioed from somewhere in the Southwest Pacific that there...

RUSSIA: Greatest Democracy

Eddie Rickenbacker liked Russia. He liked the passionate conviction of ultimate victory, the keen and capable Red pilots, the fertile look of tilled fields...

Business & Finance: The $100 Million Bet

Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, lifelong specialist in the calculated risk, last week staked $100 million on the future of his Eastern Air Lines. He signed final...

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