Flag, General of the Air Force, H.H. Arnold


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

General of the Air Force "Hap" Arnold's Five-Star Flag

Arnold is the only man to have held five-star rank in two services: the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force. This blue flag, in contrast to the red flag used by the Army, was created for Arnold as "General of the Air Force" in 1949. Arnold remains the only five-star general in U.S. Air Force history.

Donated by Colonel William Bruce Arnold


Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Donated by Col. William Bruce Arnold


Overall: Satin Textile


2-D - Unframed (H x W): 139.7 x 182.9cm (55 x 72 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Physical Description

Blue flag, yellow fringe, 5-stars in white; size: 55 x 72in.



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