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Old 4 January 2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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A Pair of Aces

An ad from Air Power in September 1918. Eddie Rickenbacker and the Duesenberg Motor.
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Old 15 March 2013, 05:15 PM   #2
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Interestingly the ad uses the name "Richenbacher." Didn't Eddie Anglicize his surname to "Rickenbacker," to make it less German-looking, even before America's entry into the First World War? And didn't he continue to go by the name "Rickenbacker" throughout the war and indeed for the rest of his life? It's odd that the ad doesn't spell Eddie's surname the way he himself did at the time.
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Would he get paid for that?
You ARE joking, right? Rickenbacker was a pragmatist as well as a
future airline executive--charitable endeavors were not among his
strengths.

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Interestingly the ad uses the name "Richenbacher." Didn't Eddie Anglicize his surname to "Rickenbacker," to make it less German-looking, even before America's entry into the First World War? And didn't he continue to go by the name "Rickenbacker" throughout the war and indeed for the rest of his life? It's odd that the ad doesn't spell Eddie's surname the way he himself did at the time.
It appears that the copy editing was as lax at this time as it is today.
He did anglicize his surname from "Reichenbacher" to "Rickenbacker"
when he was a prewar race car mechanic and driver. It must have
been a late night for the copy editor who was, perhaps, aware of both
spellings. Intriguing ad, Scott--thanks for posting this!

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