Highlights in career of U.S. Air Force General Henry (Hap) Arnold. World War II.
United States USA Date:1938 Duration:4 min 18 sec Sound:Yes
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. U.S. Army Air Corps Chief, General Arnold created Civilian Contract flying schools to train pilots. Recruits seen entering Spartan School of Aeronautics, Air Corps Training Detachment. Trainees being issued parachutes. Student pilots flying in Stearman training airplanes. P-51 mustang airplanes taxiing and in flight. Brigadier General Jimmy Doolittle's bombing raid on Tokyo. General Arnold sitting with General Doolittle. President Franklin Roosevelt presenting the Medal of Honor to General Doolittle. Army Air Corps flyers being decorated by General Arnold. Scenes of air war in Europe from gun cameras of American aircraft. Lieutenant General Arnold mingling with air crews at an air base. An aircraft plant building B-17 Flying Fortress bombers. General Arnold with War Production Chief, Bill Knudsen.
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