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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Claire Lee Chennault papers
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1967
    Collection number: 67002
    Creator: Chennault, Claire Lee, 1890-1958
    Collection Size: 12 manuscript boxes, 2 card file boxes, 3 envelopes (5.8 linear feet)
    Repository: 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
    Language: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copiesof audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Claire Lee Chennault papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Access Points

    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.
    China--Foreign relations--United States.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Armed Forces.
    United States--Foreign relations--China.

    Biographical Note

    1890, Sept. 6 Born, Commerce, Texas
    1917 Commissioned First Lieutenant, U.S. Army. Became military aviator
    1937 Retired from U.S. Army Air Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel
    1937-1941 Adviser to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek
    1941, Aug.-1942, July Commanding Officer, American Volunteer Group in Chinese Air Force
    1942 Commissioned Brigadier General, U.S. Army Air Forces
    1942, July-1943, Mar. Commanding General, China Air Task Force
    1943 Promoted to Major General
    1943, Mar.-1945, Aug. Commanding General, 14th Air Force
    1945 Retired from U.S. Army Air Forces
    1946-1958 President, Chinese National Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Air Transport, and its successor organizations, Civil Air Transport and China Air Transport
    1949 Author, Way of a Fighter
    1958, July 27 Died, New Orleans, Louisiana