"It is my fondest hope that the sign of the Flying Tiger will remain aloft just as long as it is needed and that it will always be remembered on both shores of the Pacific as the symbol of two great peoples working toward a common goal in war and peace."

The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum

honors veterans and soldiers from WWI through Iraqi Freedom. Through expansive collections of artifacts and compelling stories of the men and women who have served our country, the visitor receives a captivating insight into why we honor our history and our heroes.

The museum is housed in the last remaining classrooms of the Selman Field Navigation School, the largest navigation school in the U.S. during WWII. The Museum honors the story of General Claire Chennault and the Flying Tigers during WWII and how one man helped change the war in China. The bilingual “Way of a Fighter” exhibit is based on General Chennault’s book written in 1949. The museum also tells the story of how a small crop-dusting business evolved into the second largest airline in the world, Delta Airlines.

Opening its doors in 2000 with 3000 square feet, its expanded galleries have grown to 10,000 square feet providing over 11,000 artifacts and several veteran outreach programs.  The aircraft restoration park will soon offer visitors a modern-day out-door facility with paved walk ways, covered pavilions, and restored military aircraft.

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Veterans Outreach

  • The Museum offers bi-monthly PTSD clinics for combat veterans.
  • Home of the General Chennault Chapter 51 of the Disabled American Veterans Association which includes van service to Jackson, Mississippi. The local DAV chapter has secured over $2 million annually in benefits for local veterans.
  • Partnered with the Library of Congress in their veteran’s Oral History Programs.

Education Programs

  • Chennault Museum is a regional judging place for the Nation History Day competition
  • Chennault Museum sponsors the Freedom Spirit Art Competition for local art students
  • STEM lesson plans offered online
  • Offers field trips in the museum and aircraft restoration tours
  • An extensive research library
  • College internship opportunities
  • STEAM based scavenger hunts

International Opportunities

  • Founders of the International WWII Museum Association
  • Partnered with the Victory Museum in Moscow, Russia on a D-Day exhibit
  • The museum is in cooperation of a Chennault exhibit for the Imperial War Museum in Great Britian

EXHIBIT ROOMS

JAMES ALBERT NOE, SR Army Exhibit Room
World War I
World War II Army
World War I and II German Artifacts
B.A. "GUS" PETTERSON Navy Exhibit Room
World War II
Pearl Harbor
D-Day Exhibit
FRED C. CULPEPPER, JR. Army Exhibit Room
World War II Army Memorabilia
NELSON D. ABELL, JR. Navy Exhibit Room
World War II Memorabilia
Japanese Memorabilia
Japanese Kamikaze Airplane Shards
E.D. BO SHAW, JR. Korean War
Vietnam War
United States and Vietnamese Artifacts
KITTY DEGREE Coast Guard
Iraq War
Afghanistan War
Women in the Coast Guard
GEN. CLAIRE L. CHENNAULT Claire L. Chennault
Flying Tigers
Flying Tigers Memorabilia
China during World War ll
MALCOLM S. BIEDENHARN Selman Field Navigational School
Delta Airlines
Civil Air Patrol
NASA and Space
AIRCRAFT & VEHICLES ON DISPLAY Beech AT-11 M-18R
Chinese MiG 15
Hughes OH-6 Cayuse Helicopter
M35 2½-ton Cargo Truck
CHENNAULT AVIATION PARK Coming soon!

JAMES ALBERT NOE, SR Army Exhibit Room
World War I
World War II Army
World War I and II German Artifacts
B.A. "GUS" PETTERSON Navy Exhibit Room
World War II
Pearl Harbor
D-Day Exhibit
FRED C.
CULPEPPER, JR.
Army Exhibit Room
World War II Army Memorabilia
NELSON D. ABELL, JR. Navy Exhibit Room
World War II Memorabilia
Japanese Memorabilia
Japanese Kamikaze Airplane Shards
E.D. BO SHAW, JR. Korean War
Vietnam War
United States and Vietnamese Artifacts
KITTY DEGREE Coast Guard
Iraq War
Afghanistan War
Women in the Coast Guard
GEN. CLAIRE L. CHENNAULT Claire L. Chennault
Flying Tigers
Flying Tigers Memorabilia
China during World War ll
MALCOLM S. BIEDENHARN Selman Field Navigational School
Delta Airlines
Civil Air Patrol
NASA and Space
AIRCRAFT & VEHICLES
ON DISPLAY
Beech AT-11 M-18R
Chinese MiG 15
Hughes OH-6 Cayuse Helicopter
M35 2½-ton Cargo Truck
CHENNAULT AVIATION PARK Coming soon!

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Honor a loved one, remember someone who has passed away, or commemorate a special date by buying a commemorative brick for the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum’s memorial walkway.
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THE CHENNAULT FOUNDATION
The legacy of Gen. Claire L. Chennault and his Flying Tigers fighter group is a bond between the people of China and the United States, forged during some of the darkest hours the world has ever known.
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July 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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This is a free group hosted by Dr. Mitch Young, Ph.D., LPC, NCC. It meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 2:30-4:00p.m. at the Chennault Aviation & Military Museum. Please call the museum at 318-362-5540 for more information.

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