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.

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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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1958-06-18 Memorandum to Vice Chairman of the Board from Hugh L. Grundy

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51728e


1958-07-02 Memo RE Concern for the Impact Increased Schedules Being Operated by JAL

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517106


1958-07-02 Safekeeping of the Pacific Corporation's Evidence of Ownership in CAT Incorporated

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517160


1958-07-22 Minutes of Meeting of the Board of Directors of Civil Air Transport

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517142


1958-07-22 Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Directors Civil Air Transp Company Limited

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d5173bf


1958-11-27 Negotiations with Laos Air Transport

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5170fc


1959-06-15 Minutes of Annual Meeting for Stockholders of the Pacific Corporation

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517430


1959-06-19 Letter to Steven V. Carter from Chet Holfied

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517422


1959-07-13 Letter to Steven V. Carter from Carl Vinson - Request of Review of Situation

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d51733b


1959-07-24 Reorganization of Air Operations Command

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5170f8