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General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold Aviation Award

n.d. Joseph E. Renier Born: Union Hill, New Jersey 1887 Died: New York, New York 1966 Medallic Art Company (Founder) bronze 1 1/2 in. (3.9 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier 1967.93.50 Not currently on view


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The General Henry H. “Hap” Arnold Aviation Award Medal is one of nearly a dozen military honors commemorating Arnold’s service to the country’s air forces. Arnold was a pilot in the First World War who later became chief of the Army Air Forces, and is best remembered for establishing the corps of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) in the 1940s. Recipients of this medal, which was created by Joseph Renier, include Clarence Kelly Johnson, who designed a number of innovative aircraft, and Senator Barry Goldwater, who served as a pilot in World War II, flying a route over the Himalayas that came to be known as the “China Hump.”

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Emblem - cross

Emblem - military insignia

Miscellaneous - emblem - coat of arms

Miscellaneous - emblem - Veterans of Foreign Wars

Miscellaneous - written matter

Occupation - military - general

Portrait male - Arnold, Henry H. - bust

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

relief

About Joseph E. Renier

Born: Union Hill, New Jersey 1887 Died: New York, New York 1966

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