General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold Aviation Award

  • Joseph E. Renier, General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold Aviation Award, n.d., bronze, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier, 1967.93.50

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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.”

Title
General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold Aviation Award
Artist
Founder
Date
n.d.
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
1 1/2 in. (3.9 cm) diam.
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Renier

Mediums
Mediums Description
bronze
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – uniform – military uniform
  • Occupation – military – general
  • Portrait male – Arnold, Henry H. – bust
  • Emblem – military insignia
Object Number
1967.93.50
Palette
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