Henry H. Arnold

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Henry Harley Arnold (June 25, 1886 – January 15, 1950) was an American general officer. He held the ranks of General of the Army and General of the Air Force. He is the air force general who held five star rank in two United States Military Services.[1][2]

General of the Army
General of the Air Force

Henry H. Arnold
General Henry H. Arnold between 1946 and 1949
Nickname"Hap"
Born(1886-06-25)June 25, 1886
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
DiedJanuary 15, 1950(1950-01-15) (aged 63)
Sonoma, California
Buried atArlington National Cemetery
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army (1907–47)
United States Air Force (1947–50)
Years of service1907–1950
RankGeneral of the Army
General of the Air Force
Service numberO-2255
Commands heldUnited States Army Air Forces
Twentieth Air Force
1st Wing, GHQ Air Force
Battles/warsWorld War I
World War II
AwardsArmy Distinguished Service Medal (3)
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal

He died on January 15, 1950 in his home town.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Henry Harley Arnold | United States general". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  2. "GENERAL HENRY H. ARNOLD". www.af.mil. Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  3. "Colonel Henry Harley Arnold, Jr. | National Air and Space Museum". airandspace.si.edu. Retrieved 2021-09-10.