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Arnold, Henry Harley "Hap"

Date of birth:
June 25th, 1886 (Gladwyne, Pennsylvania)
Date of death:
January 15th, 1950 (Sonoma, California)
Nationality:
American

Biography

Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold was taught to fly by the Wright Brothers in 1911. Arnhold was then assigned to the aviation division of the Signal Corps. He was Chief of the Air Corps from 1938 to 1940, when he became Deputy Chief of Staff Army for Air Matters. Arnhold was Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Air Forces throughout World War II and was made General of the Army in 1944. After the creation of the Air Force as a separate department Arnold was made General of the Air Force in June 1949.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Air Force
Unit:
US Army Air Force
Details:
Received in October 1942
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Air Force
Unit:
U.S. Army Air Force
Action:
Received in March 1943.
Air Medal (AM)
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General of the Army
Unit:
U.S. Army Air Force
Awarded on:
December 14th, 1946
Ridder Grootkruis in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.1)

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