Henry (Hap) Arnold
By: Jordan Knowles
First United States General for the Air Force.
- Born: June 25, 1886
- Died: January 15, 1950 at his ranch home in California.
- Graduated from West Point 66th in his class.
- Father was a physician.
- First 5-Star ranked general in the army and Air Force.
- Taught to fly by the Wright Brothers.
- Wrote a book of his memoirs in the war.
His importance to the battlefield:
- Made the B-35, and B-36 aircraft.
- Built B-295 aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb.
- Created plans for D-Day.
- Fought and commanded in many WWI&WWII battles.
- Taught soldiers how to fly aircraft in duty.