Claire Lee Chennault’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Sep 6, 1893

Death Date

Jul 27, 1958

Age of Death

64 years

Cause of Death

Lung Cancer

Place of Death

Jul 27, 1958

Profession

Pilot

The pilot Claire Lee died at the age of 64. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Responsible for creating the American “Flying Tigers” volunteer military service that aided the Chinese Air Force during World War II, this military pilot earned two Distinguished Flying Crosses for his service in the U.S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Army Air Forces.

His first marriage, to Nell Thompson, resulted in eight children. He and Thompson divorced in 1946, and he remarried Chinese reporter (and future politician) Chen Xiangmei, with whom he had another two children.