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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1974-10-31 Letter To H.L. Thurmon From George A. Doole, Jr. Air America, Inc.

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5170ec


1975-01-01 Maintenance And Support Agreement

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517462


1975-04-29 Call From Frank Nihill- Hong Kong RE - Saigon Exodus

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51726f


1975-05-08 Letter To L. Howard Savran From Clyde S. Carter Air America, Inc. And E-Systems, Inc.

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5171d5


1975-05-11 Cable - All American Nationals Employees Of Air America Egressed Safely From Vietnam

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517100


1975-07-23 Air America Inc. And E-Systems, Inc. Escrow Agreement As Of January 17, 1975

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51724e


1975-09-03 Memo To Paul C. Velte From Clyde S. Carter Re - Air Asia E-System Escrow Account

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517426


/specialCollection/StoriesSacrificeDedication/1971-01-17 CIA CHARGED W COMPLICITY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN, AFRICAN OPIUM TRADE.pdf

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517384


/specialCollection/StoriesSacrificeDedication/1971-01-17 CIA REPORTED INSIDE CHINA.pdf

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5170ef


/specialCollection/StoriesSacrificeDedication/1971-02-07 KENNEDY-AID GOES TO CIA FORCES.pdf

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51716c