Chennault, Claire Lee, Lt Gen

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Last Rank
Lieutenant General
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1065-Fighter Unit Commander
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1945-1945, AAF MOS 2120, USAAF Headquarters
Service Years
1917 - 1945
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
Lieutenant General

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Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Commerce, Texas
Last Address
New Orleans, Louisiana

Date of Passing
Jul 27, 1958
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 2, Lot 872, Grid P/Q-31

 Official Badges 

Headquarters Air Force WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
National Aviation Hall of FameHistorical Airmen
  1972, National Aviation Hall of Fame
  2020, Historical Airmen

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
He was a pilot and a fierce advocate of pursuit/fighter aircraft in the 1930's when the emphasis was on high-altitude bombing. He is best known for his leadership of the American Volunteer Group or Flying Tigers in China.
He was awarded additional foreign medals that are not shown on his ribbon rack.
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 Ribbon Bar

Command Pilot Badge

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Aviation Section, Signal CorpsUnited States Army Air Service19th Pursuit SquadronAir Force Bases/ Installations
School Assignments1st American Volunteer Group (1st AVG)China Air Task Force (CATF)14th Air Force
USAAF Headquarters
  1917-1918, Aviation Section, Signal Corps
  1918-1926, AAF MOS 770, United States Army Air Service
  1924-1925, AAF MOS 1065, 19th Pursuit Squadron
  1926-1930, AAF MOS 770, 2577th Air Base Group
  1930-1937, Air Corps Tactical School
  1941-1942, AAF MOS 1065, 1st American Volunteer Group (1st AVG)
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 1065, China Air Task Force (CATF)
  1943-1945, AAF MOS 1063, 14th Air Force
  1945-1945, AAF MOS 2120, USAAF Headquarters
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II6
  1941-1945 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater
 Colleges Attended 
Louisiana State University at Baton RougeNorthwestern State University, Louisiana
  1909-1910, Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge
  1911-1912, Northwestern State University, Louisiana
  1930-1931, Air Corps Tactical School1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-26 Peashooter  B-10 Martin Bomber  P-36 Hawk  P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk  
  1937-1937, P-26 Peashooter
  1937-1937, B-10 Martin Bomber
  1939-1939, P-36 Hawk
  1939-1945, P-40 Warhawk/Kittyhawk
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