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Lieutenant General
Claire Lee Chennault
Claire L. Chennault
United States Army
United States Air Force

Information

Basic Information
Born September 6, 1893
place/birth Commerce, Hunt County,
Texas
Died July 27, 1958 (aged 64)
Place/death New Orleans, Orleans Parish,
Louisiana
Cause/death Lung cancer
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Nell Thompson
(1911 - ;Divorce)
Chen Xiangmei
(1947 - 1958;his death)
Alma mater
Nickname
Military Info
Allegiance US Flag United States of America
Branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
US Air Force Seal United States Air Force
Years/service 11.27.1917 - 4.16.1920
Officers Reserve Corps
7.1.1920 - 4.30.1937
United States Army
4.7.1942 - 10.31.1945
United States Army (A.D.)
Service # O-010090

In-depth Career Summary

Insignia Name Lapel Rank Location Begin Date End Date
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Student Officer,
Air Service Pursuit School
1LT [[]] 1921 1922
[[File: 19th Pursuit Squadron CO 1LT Hawaii 1923 1926
Student Officer,
Air Corps Tactical School
CPT Langley Field, Virginia 1930 1931
Chief of Pursuit Section,
Air Corps Tactical School
CPT Langley Field, Virginia 1931 1936
Advisor, Chinese Air Force CPT
COL
BG
China May, 1937 1942
[[File: 1st American Volunteer Group CG CPT
COL
BG
China 21 Dec, 1941 14 Jul, 1942
14th USAAF China Air Task Force CG BG
MG
China 4 Jul, 1942 10 Mar, 1943
14th USAAF Fourteenth Air Force CG MG China 10 Mar, 1943 1 Aug, 1945

Military & Civilian Schools

Name Degree Location Begin Date End Date

Dates of Rank

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
O-2
1st Lieutenant (USA)
1st Lieutenant Regular Army
US Army Aviation Insignia
1 Jul, 1920 14 Sept, 1920
O-3
Captain (USA)
Captain Regular Army
US Army Aviation Insignia
12 Apr, 1929 12 Apr, 1929
O-4
Major (USA)
Major Temporary
US Army Aviation Insignia
11 Mar, 1935 11 Mar, 1935
Retired 30 Apr, 1937 30 Apr, 1937
Active Duty 7 Apr, 1942 7 Apr, 1942
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General Regular Army Retired List 29 Jun, 1943 29 Jun, 1943
Relieved of Active Duty 31 Oct, 1945 31 Oct, 1945

Air Force

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
O-9
Lieutenant General (USA)
Lieutenant General Air Force 25 Jul, 1958

Non-Regular Service

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Date of Rank Age Accepted
O-2
1st Lieutenant (US Infantry)
1st Lieutenant Regular Army
US Army Infantry Insignia
27 Nov, 1917 27 Nov, 1917
O-2
1st Lieutenant (USA)
1st Lieutenant Regular Army
US Army Aviation Insignia
27 Nov, 1917 5 Mar, 1918
Honorable Discharge 16 Apr, 1920 16 Apr, 1920
O-6
Colonel (USA)
Colonel Army of the
United States
US Army Aviation Insignia
10 Apr, 1942 10 Apr, 1942
O-7
Brigadier General (USA)
Brigadier General Army of the
United States
22 Apr, 1942 22 Apr, 1942
O-8
Major General (USA)
Major General Army of the
United States
14 Mar, 1943 14 Mar, 1943

Awards and Decorations

Personal Decorations
Army Distinguished Service Medal (1 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal
Navy Distinguished Service Medal Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross (1 Oakleaf) Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal Air Medal
Unit Awards
Presidential Unit Citation Presidential Unit Citation
Service/Campaign Medals
World War I Victory Medal World War I Victory Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3 Stars) Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Badges, Patches and Tabs
Command Pilot Wings Command Pilot Wings
US Army Air Corps US Air Corps Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) 7 WWII Overseas Service Bars
Foreign badges
Chinese Air Force Flying Tiger Wings CAF Flying Tiger Wings

Battles/Wars

World War I World War II

Quotes

Notes

Family

Gallery

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References

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