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Claire Lee Chennault Marker image, Touch for more information
May 10, 2019
Claire Lee Chennault Marker
Louisiana (Ouachita Parish), Monroe — Claire Lee Chennault
Claire Lee Chennault 1893 1958 Lieutenant General United States Air Force Senior Adviser Chinese Air Force Academy 1937-1941 Commander, Ameriean Volunteer Group, CAF 1941 1942 Commanding General, 14th Air Force, USAF 1942-1945 . . . — Map (db m133783) HM
Louisiana (Ouachita Parish), Monroe — Fort Miro
Original stockade built on this site in 1790 by Commandant Jean Filhiol and Lieut. Joseph de la Baume of Ouachita District. Half of timbers furnished by officers; half by garrison and settlers. — Map (db m104789) HM
Louisiana (Ouachita Parish), Monroe — OH-6 Cayuse Helicopter
COMBAT HISTORY This helicopter was known as a Light Observation Helicopter ("Loach") and saw a lot of action during the Viet Nam War. When used for search operations it normally carried no attached armament. Most of the time the gunner in . . . — Map (db m133736) HM
Louisiana (Ouachita Parish), Monroe — Selman Field 1942-1945
Dedicated - With Everlasting Gratitude- To all personnel, military and civilian, who served at Selman Field and made possible the training of over 5,000 navigators who flew in every theater of operation in World War II. In 1942 Selman . . . — Map (db m133989) HM
Louisiana (Ouachita Parish), Monroe — Selman Field Navigator Memorial
During World War II, the Army Air Corps, later known as the Army Air Forces, operated a navigation training school in Monroe at Selman Field. The name of the field was taken from that of the airport on whose site it was built. The name honors the . . . — Map (db m134236) HM WM
Louisiana (Ouachita Parish), Monroe — The Monroe Monarchs
One half mile North. The Monroe Monarchs played Negro League baseball in what was known as Casino Park. Owned by local oil and machine works businessman, Fred A. Stovall, the Monarchs became champions of the Negro Southern League in 1932 . . . — Map (db m133753) HM
Louisiana (Ouachita Parish), West Monroe — First Southern Pine Fourdrinier Kraft Linerboard in United States
First Southern Pine Fourdrinier Kraft Linerboard in United States was made here in 1925 by Brown Paper Mill Co. Original paper machine installed in 1924 — Map (db m133737) HM

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