Henry Harley "Hap"Arnold
General of the Air Force
early United States Army aviator who directed the Army Air Forces throughout
World War II.
He retired to his home in Sonoma, California, in March 1946, but was honored in 1949 by the rank of General of the Air Force, the first (and only) officer to attain five-star rank in both the United States Army and the United States Air Force.
He died at his Sonoma ranch on January 15,1950 and his funeral services were held at the Memorial Amphitheater (one of only nine in the history of that building) prior to his burial in Section 34 of Arlington National Cemetery.
Funeral Procession of General Arnold
Photo Courtesy of the National Archives
Gravesite photo courtesy of Ron Williams
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of the United States