Chennault, Claire Lee, 1890-1958, American general, b. Commerce, Tex. In World War I he was a pioneer in air pursuit tactics. Retired (1937) from the army, he went to China and organized air defenses for Chiang Kai-shek. He formed there (1941) the American Volunteer Group (known as the Flying Tigers). Recalled (1942) to duty, he headed the U.S. air task force in China and retired (1945) as a major general.

See biography by R. L. Scott (1959, repr. 1973); study by his wife Anna Chennault (1963).

Chennault is an unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Georgia, United States. It lies at the intersection of State Routes 44 and 79, to the northwest of the city of Lincolnton, the county seat of Lincoln County. Its elevation is 466 feet (142 m), and it is located at (33.9076218, -82.6020786).


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