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Gilbert in Franklin Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault

(1890-1958)

 
 
Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault Marker image. Click for full size.
May 10, 2019
1. Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault Marker
Inscription.  
Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault
(1890-1958) spent his childhood in Gilbert. He pioneered air pursuit tactics, created and led "The Flying Tigers,” Volunteer Air Forces for China against Japan. Advisor to Chiang Kai-Shek. Commanding General U. S. 14th Air Force in China, World War II (1943-1945). Buried Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Erected 1976 by Franklin Parish Bicentennial Commission.
 
Location. 32° 3.069′ N, 91° 39.54′ W. Marker is in Gilbert, Louisiana, in Franklin Parish. Marker is on Gilbert Street (U.S. 425) south of Oak STreet, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gilbert LA 71336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Franklin Parish (approx. 8 miles away); Boothe Landing Mound (approx. 15 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Located next to the Gilbert Police/City Hall building
 
Categories. Air & SpaceWar, World II
 
Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault Marker image. Click for full size.
May 10, 2019
2. Lt. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 11, 2019.
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