Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold was taught to fly by the Wright Brothers in 1911. Arnhold was then assigned to the aviation division of the Signal Corps. He was Chief of the Air Corps from 1938 to 1940, when he became Deputy Chief of Staff Army for Air Matters. Arnhold was Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Air Forces throughout World War II and was made General of the Army in 1944. After the creation of the Air Force as a separate department Arnold was made General of the Air Force in June 1949.
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