Henry Arnold

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Birthday
25, 1886
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jan 15, 1950 (63)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
25, 1886
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jan 15, 1950 (63)

About

Pioneer of American military aviation who commanded the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II.

Before Fame

He took an early interest in flying and even trained with the famous Wright Brothers.

Trivia

He was the first to use air-radio to communicate enemy positions in World War I. Before World War II, he continued pushing for military aviation innovation, recommending the development of the B-17 heavy bomber.

Family Life

He published an autobiography as a means of ensuring the financial stability of his wife and children.

Associated With

He was promoted in 1942 to the third-highest military command position, just behind Dwight D. Eisenhower.