Henry H. Arnold

1886 - 1950

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Henry Harley Arnold (June 25, 1886 – January 15, 1950) was an American general officer holding the ranks 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 United States Army Air Forces, the only United States Air Force general to hold five-star rank, and the only officer to hold a five-star rank in two different U.S. military services. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry H. Arnold has received more than 868,792 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Henry H. Arnold is the 790th most popular military personnel (down from 691st in 2019), the 2,521st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,175th in 2019) and the 38th most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Henry H. Arnold ranks 790 out of 1,466Before him are Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Hans von Obstfelder, Rudolf Schmundt, Edward Vernon, Max Simon, and Meliton Kantaria. After him are Chabrias, Jack Churchill, Khalil al-Wazir, Philip Sheridan, Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel, and Takeo Takagi.

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Among people born in 1886, Henry H. Arnold ranks 89Before him are Yevgeni Preobrazhensky, Olaf Stapledon, Sessue Hayakawa, Manuel Ponce, Gyula Gömbös, and Hans von Obstfelder. After him are Prince John Konstantinovich of Russia, Frank Nitti, Ğabdulla Tuqay, Takuboku Ishikawa, Salvatore Maranzano, and Hiroshi Ōshima. Among people deceased in 1950, Henry H. Arnold ranks 60Before him are Agnes Smedley, Adam Rainer, Yvan Goll, Kim Kyu-sik, Olaf Stapledon, and Nikolai Voznesensky. After him are William Lyon Mackenzie King, Traian Vuia, Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, Walton Walker, Abraham Wald, and Edwin Sutherland.

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Among people born in United States, Henry H. Arnold ranks 2,521 out of 15,968Before him are Andrew Taylor Still (1828), Richard Axel (1946), Ivan Sutherland (1938), Heather Locklear (1961), Richard Basehart (1914), and Curtis Hanson (1945). After him are Maria Shriver (1955), Johnston McCulley (1883), J. Walter Christie (1865), Maurice Sendak (1928), Michelle Williams (1980), and Henry A. Wallace (1888).


Among military personnels born in United States, Henry H. Arnold ranks 38Before him are Charlie Wilson (1933), Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr. (1886), P. G. T. Beauregard (1818), Matthew Ridgway (1895), William Halsey Jr. (1882), and Joseph Stilwell (1883). After him are Philip Sheridan (1831), Alexander Haig (1924), Walton Walker (1889), Joseph E. Johnston (1807), George B. McClellan (1826), and John Basilone (1916).