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 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 584,662 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Claire Lee Chennault is the 24th most popular pilot (down from 22nd in 2019), the 2,980th most popular biography from United States and the 7th most popular American Pilot.

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Among pilots, Claire Lee Chennault ranks 24 out of 48Before her are Valery Chkalov, Carl Gustaf von Rosen, René Fonck, Mathias Rust, Amet-khan Sultan, and Amy Johnson. After her are Igor Volk, Charles Nungesser, Vladimir Ilyushin, Leyla Mammadbeyova, Pyotr Nesterov, and Anna Yegorova.

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Among people born in 1890, Claire Lee Chennault ranks 92Before her are Evert Taube, Henrich Focke, Milunka Savić, Harold Bride, Elpidio Quirino, and László Bárdossy. After her are Arthur Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder, Ferruccio Parri, Michał Rola-Żymierski, Princess Feodora of Saxe-Meiningen, Emilio Portes Gil, and Erwin Jaenecke. Among people deceased in 1958, Claire Lee Chennault ranks 62Before her are Infanta Eulalia of Spain, Johnston McCulley, Roger Byrne, José Miaja, Stuart Lewis-Evans, and Ivan Yefimovich Petrov. After her are Rudolf Rocker, Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria, Grigory Petrovsky, Goro Yamada, Yutaka Taniyama, and Vítězslav Nezval.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Claire Lee Chennault ranks 2,980 out of 15,968Before her are George Huntington (1850), Martin Ritt (1914), Laura Linney (1964), Martin Chalfie (1947), George Pullman (1831), and Jacques Futrelle (1875). After her are John Cheever (1912), Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe (1822), Felicity Huffman (1962), David Arquette (1971), Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929), and Big Mama Thornton (1926).

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), Joseph Kittinger (1928), and Chuck Yeager (1923). After her are Bessie Coleman (1892), Jacqueline Cochran (1906), and Cornelia Fort (1919).