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Arnold Norman Krogstad, American army officer (retired). Member Order of Daedahans.


Krogstad, Arnold Norman was born on August 28, 1885 in Lanesboro, Minnesota, United States. Son of Christoffer Ole and Nina Bergine (Nelson) Krogstad.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1909. Student Air Corps Tactical School, Langley Field, Virginia, 1927-1928.


Commissioned Lieutenant Infantry, United States Army, 1909, captain Air Corps. 1916, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, 1938. Began pilot training, 1916, and served successively as junior military aviator, airplane pilot, military airplane pilot, observer, commandant School of Military Aeronautics, University of California, 1916-1917.

Wartime pilot Regular Army during World War. Commander Army Air Corps Advanced Flying School, Kelly Field, Texas, 1936-1938. Commanding general 2d Wing, General Headquarters Air Force, United States Army, Langley Field, Virginia, 1938-1941.

Commanding general 1st Bomber Command, 1941-1942. Commanding general First Air Force to March 1942. Commanding general Headquarters Second District, A.A.F. Technology Training Command, March-July 1942.

Commanding general Chicago Schools, July-December 1942. Commanding general Headquarters Fifth District, A.A.F. Technology Training Command, December 1942-1944. Retired as brigadier general July 31, 1944.


Member Order of Daedahans.


Married Julia Rozelle, October 6, 1917. Children: Stanley Foster, Arnold Norman.

Christoffer Ole Krogstad

Nina Bergine (Nelson) Krogstad

Julia Rozelle

Stanley Foster Krogstad

Arnold Norman Krogstad