Sideshow Collectibles 1/6 Scale 12" Figure Wwi Captain Eddie Rickenbacker 4114 For Sale
Sideshow 12" WWI Lt. Captain Eddie Rickenbacker
During World War One, journalists and members of the public on both sides of the conflict commonly looked up to fighter pilots as "knights of the sky." In a war that was characterized by mechanized mass carnage and the depersonalized slaughter of both combatants and civilians, aviation seemed to be one of the few aspects of the conflict in which traditional notions of gentlemanly behavior, military glory, and chivalry could still apply.
Eddie Rickenbacker was assigned to the 94th Aero Pursuit Squadron in March 1918, and although he was a good deal older than most fliers, he soon proved himself in combat, achieving enough victories to qualify as an "ace" by the end of May. With the benefit of his own skills, his calculated approach to aerial fighting, and knowledge he eagerly gathered from experienced pilots, Rickenbacker demonstrated exceptional qualities as a leader and fighter pilot. Late in 1918, Rickenbacker earned the rank of Captain, and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Throughout his service in war, Rickenbacker continued to demonstrate his tenacity and determination by flying 300 hours of combat missions, more than any other U.S. fighter pilot in WWI.
• US Officer's Tunic with officer bars and pilot's wings
• Officer's breaches
• Officer's trenchcoat
• Officer's belt
• Overseas cap
• Officer's Map Case
• Sideshow 12" figure base w/ Bayonet & Barbed Wire logo
Figure isnew in box, never removed. Box is in excellent condition. Payment must be received within 10 days of purchase.Quoted shipping is to a continental US street address. Shipping for each additional figure is $1.00.
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