Stories of Sacrifice & Dedication

Stories of Sacrifice & Dedication: Civilian Air Transport, Air America, and the CIA

On 2 June, 2011, the CIA, in partnership with the National Museum of the United States Air Force, presented a symposium recognizing the sacrifice and dedication of Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America (AAm). These CIA air proprietary companies routinely suppilied and supported covert capabilities for the US military, and conducted photo reconnaissance in east and southeast Asia from the end of World War II through the Vietnam conflict.  This event was held to highlight the public release of about 900 recently declassiied documents from CAT and AAm corporate files and CIA holdings spanning 1946 to 1978.

View the OPA Press Release and Collection Booklet

Related Collections: Air America: Upholding the Airmen's Bond, Histories of Civil Air Transport

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Documents in this Collection

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1952-07-17 Report Management Committee

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517205


1952-07-21 NYT - Newspaper Clippings on Chennault

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51710c


1955-08-02 Conversation with Mr. Thomas G. Corcoran

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517415


1955-09-26 Letter to Bradly Shaw RE Proposed Merger of CAT Incorporated into Airedale Corporation

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517350


1955-10-11 Cable to DIR RE Present and Future Air Support to Laos

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5170eb


1955-10-13 Cable RE HQ Aware Situation Expressed

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517327


1955-11-05 Cable RE Overall Air Support for Laos

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5171a4


1956-01-13 Letter to James J. Brennan from George A. Doole Jr RE Purchase of Aircraft

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517200


1956-01-20 Letter to George A. Doole Jr from Thomas G. Corcoran

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517122


1956-03-27 Certificate of Amendment of Certificate of Incorporation of the 'CAT Incorporated'

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5172ca