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WWII pilot and daughter of Chennault show school spirit; Daggett donates aircraft to museum
WWII pilot Dick Daggett recently showcased a replica of the P-40 Warhawk he flew while he was stationed in China. Daggett, who displayed the replica in the Grove Aug. 30, was accompanied by Rosemary Chennault Simrall, daughter of Northeast Louisiana General Claire Chennault, and members of The Aviation and Military Museum of Louisiana.
Aug. 30 wasn't the first time Daggett and Simrall showed their ULM spirit. Both were honored guests on June 26, 2006 in Fant-Ewing Coliseum when ULM welcomed its new mascot, the Warhawk. ULM's Warhawk has close ties to the area's aviation history.
Daggett, who created the aircraft over the course of 15 years, plans to
donate it to the Friends of the Aviation and Military Museum of Louisiana
for a fitting tribute to General Chennault and the Flying Tigers who served
in the China-Burma-India theatre during WWII.