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Arnold,
Henry Harley
"Hap"




Son of H.A. Arnold and Louise Harley. Married (1913), Eleanor Pool; three sons, one daughter.
25.06.1886
Gladwyne, PA
-
15.01.1950
Sonoma, CA
Cadet
01.08.1903
2nd Lt.
14.06.1907 [02255]
1st Lt.
10.04.1913
Capt. (Av.Sec. Sig.C.)
20.05.1916
Capt. (Inf)
23.09.1916
Maj. (Av.Sec. Sig.C.)
27.06.1917-04.09.1917
Col. (Sig.C. Ntl Army) 05.08.1917-30.06.1920 [accepted 05.09.1917]
Maj. (temp)
15.01.1918
Maj.
01.07.1920
Lt.Col.
01.02.1931
Col.
01.03.1936
Brig.Gen. (temp)
02.03.1935-23.12.1935
Brig.Gen. (A to C of AC)
24.12.1935 [accepted 28.12.1935]
Maj.Gen. (temp)
09.1938
Lt.Gen. (temp)
12.1941
Gen. (temp)
03.1943 (retd 06.1946)
Gen. of the Air Force
05.1949
  DSM ? 3 x (1942 & ...)
  DFC 1934 ?
  AM 1943 ?
Rated: Military Air Pilot; Air Observer
Hon. GCB (1945);
Clarence H. Mackay Trophy, 1912 and 1935; Collier Trophy, 1943
Education: US Military Academy, West Point (01.08.1903-14.06.1907); Army Industrial College (1925); Command and General Staff School (1929)
14.06.1907


commissioned in the infantry
1916 - 1917 Signal Corps Aviation Section
1917
-
1918
Commanding Officer, 7th Aero Squadron Panama
11.08.1920


transferred to Air Service
1919
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1922
Dept Air Service Officer, San Francisco
1922
-
1936
Commanding Officer of various air fields (Flight Commander, US Alaska Flight, 1934):
1931
-
1935
Commanding Officer, March Field
04.1935
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Commanding Officer, 1st Wing, GHQ Air Force (March Field)
24.12.1935
-
09.1938
Assistant Chief of the Air Corps
09.1938 - 1942 Chief of Army Air Corps
1940     also Deputy Chief of Staff
1942
-
03.1946
Commanding General, Army Air Forces
Published: Bill Bruce Series, 1928; Air Men and Aircraft, 1929; Global mission (1949; autobiography)
(With General Ira C. Eaker): This Flying Game, 1936; Winged Warfare, 1941; Army Flyer, 1942
       

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