General Claire Lee Chennault

Probably one of the most well known Generals Monroe has ever known, General Claire Chennault left a huge impact in Monroe. As part of the library’s collection, Ouachita Parish Public Library’s Special Collections department is the repository of a few pictures of the great General. They have been scanned into the Louisiana Digital Library Collection.

A couple of candid shots of the General at a table with two unidentified men (If you know who they are, let us know!)

https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A8

https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A9

This one I have shared before, but it was a bad photo. It has now been clearly scanned:

https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A270

And a bonus, the General’s boat dock at his camp on the Tensas River:

https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/oplib-pho%3A7

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