"Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the U.S. Air Force"

Bill Yenne

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Military historian Bill Yenne recounts the career of General Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold, commanding general of the U.S. Air Force during World War II.  The author reports that General Arnold is often considered "the father of the U.S. Air Force," for his expansion of the military branch during the war and the technological and strategic advances deployed under his command.  Bill Yenne speaks at the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, California.

About the Authors

Bill Yenne

Bill Yenne is the author of numerous books on military history, including Rising Sons: The Japanese American GIs Who Fought for the United States in World War II.  For more information, visit

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"Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the U.S. Air Force"

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