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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/specialCollection/StoriesSacrificeDedication/1971-10-06 INTERNATIONAL NEWS OF CIA DOING IN ASIA.pdf

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517178


/specialCollection/StoriesSacrificeDedication/1971-10-18 NEWSPAPER ARTICLE HOW THE CIA RUNS SECRET AIRLINE IN ASIA.pdf

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5171b9


/specialCollection/StoriesSacrificeDedication/1971-10-24 CIA OR THE WINGS OF MAN.pdf

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d51738a


/specialCollection/StoriesSacrificeDedication/1971-11-03 AIR AMERICA HELICOPTER DETAINED BY BURMESE.pdf

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d5173f1


/specialCollection/StoriesSacrificeDedication/1971-11-24 LAOS DRUG CURB GO INTO EFFECT.pdf

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517134


/specialCollection/StoriesSacrificeDedication/1971-11-30 FLYING DRUG-RUNNERS REAP BIG PROFITS.pdf

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5170f7


/specialCollection/StoriesSacrificeDedication/1971-12-21 INTERVIEW WITH VICTOR MARCHETTI.pdf

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517265


/specialCollection/StoriesSacrificeDedication/1971-12-29 CIA AIRLINERS IS LOST OVER NORTHERN LAOS.pdf

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517461


/specialCollection/StoriesSacrificeDedication/1971-12-31 RADIO TV REPORTS CIA HAS LOST A PLANE.pdf

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51715f



Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5172c9