Claire Lee Chennault - Height Birthday Zodiac Filmography Biography

Claire Lee Chennault’s height is 5ft 7in (1.70 m)

Claire Lee Chennault (September 6, 1893 – July 27, 1958) was an American military aviator best known for his leadership of the “Flying Tigers” and the Republic of China Air Force in World War II. Chennault was a fierce advocate of “pursuit” or fighter-interceptor aircraft during the 1930s when the U.S. Army Air Corps was focused primarily on high-altitude bombardment. Chennault retired from the United States Army in 1937, and went to work as an aviation adviser and trainer in China. Starting in early 1941, Chennault commanded the 1st American Volunteer Group (nicknamed Flying Tigers). One mission which never came to fruition was the bombing of Japanese cities; the bombers did not arrive before Pearl Harbor. (B-29′s started bombing from China in 1944, but they were not under Chennault’s command.) He headed both the volunteer group and the uniformed U.S. Air Force units that replaced it in 1942. He feuded constantly with General Joseph Stilwell, the U.S. Army commander in China, and helped China’s leader Chiang Kai-shek to convince President Roosevelt to remove Stilwell in 1944. The China-Burma-India theater was strategically essential in order to fix many vital elements of the Imperial Japanese Army on the Chinese mainland to limit their use against Allied forces advancing towards Japan in the two Pacific campaigns.

First Name: Claire
Middle Name: Lee
Last Name: Chennault
Born: 6 September, 1893
Birthplace: Commerce, Texas, United States
Died: 27 July, 1958
Death Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 5ft 7in (1.70 m)
Build: Athletic
Eye Color: Brown – Dark
Hair Color: Salt and Pepper
Astrological Sign: Virgo
Sexuality: Straight
Religion: Christian
Ethnicity: White
Nationality: American
University: Louisiana State University
Occupation: Military
Filmography: The Last Days of World War II (2005, TV Show), Unsolved History (2002, TV Show), Stilwell Road (1945), The Battle of China (1944), The Autobiography of a ‘Jeep’ (1943)

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