1995 60¢ Eddie Rickenbacker
Issue Date: September 25, 1995
City: Columbus, OH
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 11 ¼
This 60-cent rate stamp is a tribute to World War I flying ace Eddie Rickenbacker. Rickenbacker, a professional race car diver before the war, was the leading ace of the war, shooting down a total of 22 planes and four balloons.
Co-owner of the Indianapolis Speedway from 1927 to 1945, Rickenbacker also served as president of Eastern Airlines from 1938 to 1959. After resigning as president, he went on to serve as the company's chairman of the board until 1963.