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Henry H. Arnold Net Worth

Henry H. Arnold Net Worth is
$7 Million

Henry H. Arnold Biography

Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold (June 25, 1886 – January 15, 1950) was an American general officer holding the grades of General of the Army and General of the Air Force. Arnold was an aviation pioneer, Chief of the Air Corps (1938–1941), Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, the only Air Force general to hold five-star rank, and the only person to hold a five-star rank in two different U.S. military services. Arnold was also the founder of Project RAND, which evolved into one of the world's largest non-profit global policy think tanks, the RAND Corporation, and one of the founders of Pan American World Airways.Instructed in flying by the Wright Brothers, Arnold was one of the first military pilots worldwide, and one of the first three rated pilots in the history of the United States Air Force. He overcame a fear of flying that resulted from his experiences with early flight, supervised the expansion of the Air Service during World War I, and became a protégé of Gen. Billy Mitchell.Arnold rose to command the Army Air Forces immediately prior to U.S. entry into World War II and directed its hundred-fold expansion from an organization of little more than 20,000 men and 800 first-line combat aircraft into the largest and most powerful air force in the world. An advocate of technological research and development, his tenure saw the development of the intercontinental bomber, the jet fighter, the extensive use of radar, global airlift and atomic warfare as mainstays of modern air power.Arnold's most widely used nickname, "Hap," was short for "Happy," attributed variously to work associates when he moonlighted as a stunt pilot or to his wife, who began using the nickname in her correspondence in 1931 following the death of Arnold's mother. He was called Harley by his family during his youth, and "Sunny" by both his mother and wife. Arnold was known to his West Point classmates as "Pewt" or "Benny". By his immediate subordinates and headquarters staff he was referred to as "The Chief."

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Quick Facts

Date Of BirthJune 25, 1886, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, United States
DiedJanuary 15, 1950, Sonoma, California, United States
Place Of BirthGladwyne, Pennsylvania, USA
ProfessionMiscellaneous Crew
EducationUnited States Military Academy
Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_H._Arnold
AwardsDistinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal
Star SignCancer


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Buried in Arlington National Cemetery
2On May 7, 1949, he was commissioned by act of Congress as the first permanent 5-star general of the U.S. Air Force
3He suffered five heart attacks during World War II
4Under his command, Air Force grew from 22,000 servicemen and 3,900 planes to 2.5 million servicemen and 75,000 aircraft
5General in U.S. Army Air Force from February 1935 until his retirement on June 30, 1946
6Graduated from the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) in 1907
7Pictured on a 65¢ US definitive postage stamp in the Great Americans series, issued 5 November 1988.
8U.S. military officer, who was among the first military aviators.
9Only U.S. Air Force officer to hold 5-star rank.
10Chief of the U.S. Army Air Forces (1942-1946).


Filmography

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Wings1927technical consultant - uncredited

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Biography1997TV Series documentaryHimself
My Country 'Tis of Thee1950Documentary shortHimself (as General 'Hap' Arnold)
Target Tokyo1945Documentary shortHimself / Commanding General, U.S. Army Air Forces (as H.H. Arnold)
Army Air Forces - Pacific1945Documentary shortHimself
Combat America1943DocumentaryHimself / Commander, U.S. Army Air Forces (as H.H. Arnold)
The United States Army Air Force Band1942ShortHimself (as Lt. General H.H. Arnold)
Men of the Sky1942ShortHimself - 'Hap' Arnold (uncredited)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
America's Five Star Heroes: Gods of War1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Secrets of World War II1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Crusade in Europe1949TV Series documentaryHimself
Pearl Harbor Payback1945DocumentaryHimself
Attack in the Pacific1944DocumentaryHimself - with Marshall

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