Title: Claire Lee Chennault papers
Date (inclusive): 1941-1967
Collection number: 67002
Chennault, Claire Lee, 1890-1958
12 manuscript boxes, 2 card file boxes, 3 envelopes
(5.8 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, orders, memoranda, reports, and speeches and writings, relating to aerial operations in China during World
War II, and to postwar American foreign policy in China.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collection open for research.
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China. Air Force. American Volunteer Group.
United States. Army--Officers.
United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 14th.
United States. Army Air Forces. China Air Task Force.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations.
World War, 1939-1945--China.
China--Foreign relations--United States.
United States--Foreign relations.
United States--Armed Forces.
United States--Foreign relations--China.
|1890, Sept. 6
||Born, Commerce, Texas
||Commissioned First Lieutenant, U.S. Army. Became military aviator
||Retired from U.S. Army Air Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel
||Adviser to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek
|1941, Aug.-1942, July
||Commanding Officer, American Volunteer Group in Chinese Air Force
||Commissioned Brigadier General, U.S. Army Air Forces
|1942, July-1943, Mar.
||Commanding General, China Air Task Force
||Promoted to Major General
|1943, Mar.-1945, Aug.
||Commanding General, 14th Air Force
||Retired from U.S. Army Air Forces
||President, Chinese National Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Air Transport, and its successor organizations, Civil Air Transport
and China Air Transport
Way of a Fighter
|1958, July 27
||Died, New Orleans, Louisiana