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  • Title: Claire Lee Chennault papers next hit
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1967
    Collection Number: 67002
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 12 manuscript boxes, 1 card file box, 3 envelopes, 2 oversize folders (5.4 Linear Feet)
    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.
    Creator: Chennault, Claire Lee, 1893-1958
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    Box FH9 may not be used without permission of the Archivist. The remainder of the collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


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    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], previous hit Claire Lee Chennault papers , [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    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

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations
    World War, 1939-1945 -- China
    China -- Foreign relations -- United States
    United States -- Foreign relations -- China
    United States. Army
    United States. Army Air Forces. China Air Task Force
    China. Kong jun. American Volunteer Group
    United States. Army Air Forces. Air Force, 14th