Henry Arnold

Henry Arnold

World War II · US Army · General

The only five-star general of both the U.S. Army and the Air Force, Arnold was the commanding general of the US Army Air Forces during WWII.

Other Service
Rank

General of the Army (temp. 1944, perm. 1946)

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Conflict Period

Other Service

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Rank

General of the Air Force (1949)

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Service Start Date

1907

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Service End Date

1946

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Branch

Army

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Branch

Army Air Forces

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Served For

United States of America

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World War II (1939 - 1945)
Conflict Period

World War II

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Rank

General

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Branch

Army Air Forces

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Commands

Chief of Air Corps (1938-1941); Commanding General, US Army Air Forces (1941-1946)

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Served For

United States of America

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World War I (1914 - 1918)
Rank

Major

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Conflict Period

World War I

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Branch

Army

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Served For

United States of America

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Stories about Henry Arnold

5-Star General

    Arnold was the only person to hold the rank of 5-star general in both the US Army and the Air Force. He was also the only person to ever hold the rank of General of the Air Force. He was promoted to the temporary rank of General of the Army in 1944 and then permanently in 1946. He was designated as General of the Air Force in 1949, after the creation of an Air Force independent from the Army.

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