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Claire Lee Chennault

1890 - 1958

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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 Chinese Nationalist Air Force in World War II. Chennault was a fierce advocate of "pursuit" or fighter-interceptor aircraft during the 1930s when the United States 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). He headed both the volunteer group and the uniformed U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claire Lee Chennault has received more than 721,493 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Claire Lee Chennault is the 21st most popular pilot (up from 24th in 2019), the 2,574th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,979th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Pilot.

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Among pilots, Claire Lee Chennault ranks 21 out of 48Before her are Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi, Chuck Yeager, Valery Chkalov, Mathias Rust, René Fonck, and Joseph Kittinger. After her are Amet-khan Sultan, Vladimir Ilyushin, Carl Gustaf von Rosen, Charles Nungesser, Igor Volk, and Bessie Coleman.

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Among people born in 1890, Claire Lee Chennault ranks 81Before her are Jelly Roll Morton, Seiichi Itō, Louis Delluc, Solomon Mikhoels, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and Bechara El Khoury. After her are Paul Strand, He Yingqin, Harold Bride, Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen, Ferruccio Parri, and Clarence Brown. Among people deceased in 1958, Claire Lee Chennault ranks 55Before her are Edward Weston, Roger Byrne, Ludwig Crüwell, Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, 'Abd al-Ilah, and Princess Joséphine Caroline of Belgium. After her are Ivan Yefimovich Petrov, Johannes R. Becher, Ernest Jones, Marie Stopes, Pierre-Étienne Flandin, and Stuart Lewis-Evans.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Claire Lee Chennault ranks 2,574 out of 18,182Before her are Edward Herrmann (1943), Thomas Eakins (1844), Melissa McCarthy (1970), David Duke (1950), Alvin Plantinga (1932), and Patricia Arquette (1968). After her are Arthur Kennedy (1914), Bill Duke (1943), John Hillerman (1932), Don Rickles (1926), Ralph Waite (1928), and Martha Scott (1912).

Among PILOTS In United States

Among pilots born in United States, Claire Lee Chennault ranks 7Before her are Charles Lindbergh (1902), Amelia Earhart (1897), Francis Gary Powers (1929), Chesley Sullenberger (1951), Chuck Yeager (1923), and Joseph Kittinger (1928). After her are Bessie Coleman (1892), Jacqueline Cochran (1906), Wally Funk (1939), Jerrie Cobb (1931), and Cornelia Fort (1919).