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Claire Chennault

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Colonel Robert L. Scott: God’s Pilot

    Son of the South Bob Scott was a rebel with a cause: helping the United States defeat the Japanese. In 1943 General Henry H. Arnold’s secretary buzzed his inner sanctum, informing the U.S. Army Air Forces chief, “Colonel Scott is here,...

  • World War II Magazine

    First Strike Against Japan

    Long before the United States entered the war, an American aviator hatched a brazen scheme—which President Roosevelt authorized—to preemptively attack Japan. Claire Chennault wanted to bomb Japan. Using B-17 bombers flying from Chinese...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Over the Hump

    In 1942, the U.S. Army Air Forces’ brand-new Air Transport Command began running the most audacious airlift of World War II: flying “the Hump” over the foothills of the Himalayas   ON AUGUST 2, 1943, CBS WAR...