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General H. H. Arnold

 

Henry Harley Arnold, born in Pennsylvania on 25 June 1886, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy 14 June 1907. After serving in the Infantry and the Signal Corps, Arnold became a pioneer of Army aviation. He played a major role in developing the air tactics and strategy which proved so valuable in World War II. He commanded the Army Air Forces in the fight to victory over the Axis Powers. Promoted to General of the Army in 1944, General Arnold received many decorations and honors, including three Distinguished Service Medals, the Legion of Merit, and the Air Medal. He retired in 1946 and died at Sonoma, Calif., 15 January 1950.

 

General R. E. Callan (AP-139) (q.v.) was reacquired by the Navy from the Air Force as General H. H. Arnold (T-AGM-9) 1 July 1964.