Henry Harley Arnold

Military
General Henry H Arnold in London. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'HH Arnold in London, 1943. media-456673.jpg FRE 9801 General Henry H Arnold in London. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'HH Arnold in London, 1943. Roger Freeman Collection

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

Object Number - FRE 9801 - General Henry H Arnold in London. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'HH Arnold in London, 1943.

Became "chief of the Army Air Forces on June 30, 1941, and that December he got a third star. When the War Department General Staff was organized in March 1942 Arnold became commanding general of Army Air Forces. Prior to and all during World War II, he directed air activities for the nation's global war against Germany and Japan. Under him the air arm grew from 22,000 officers and men with 3,900 planes to nearly 2,500,000 men and 75,000 aircraft. Early in 1943 Arnold made a 35,000-mile tour of North Africa, Middle East, India and China, and attended the Casablanca Conferences. In March 1943 he was promoted to four-star general. He suffered a heart attack in 1945 as the war drew to a close, attributed by his doctors to overwork. "

(Source: U.S. Air Force Biographical Dictionary by Flint O. DuPre, Colonel, U.S. Air Force Reserve)

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 844th Engineer Aviation Battalion
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Engineering Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-010506
  • Highest Rank: Major General
  • Role/Job: Pilot, Combat Observer, A-2 Berlin 1938-41, AWPD-42 Secretary of Air, Ultra-cleared, POW

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Gladwyne, PA, USA 25 June 1886

Died

Sonoma, California, USA 15 January 1950

Enlisted

Buried/ Commemorated

Plot: Section 34, Grave 44-A

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Added Buried event per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 38.
SOURCE: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/38/henry-harley-arnold

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NARA files verified DSM w/2 oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit and Air Medal. His DFC was earned prior to World War II.

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Personal and biographical information taken from U.S. Air Force website at http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/Biographies/Display/tabid/225/Article/107811/…

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