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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Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5172aa


1945-12-30 CAT Report

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d51735e


1946-01-01 Capitalization of Chennault Airlines (Panama)

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517362


1946-01-01 Memorandum of Agreement Between Chinese National Relief and Rehabilitation Administration

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51722e


1946-01-01 Misc. RE: List of Personnel for CNRRA Air Transport, taking off from Washington, January 1, 1946

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d5172f7


1946-05-01 Memorandum of Proposed Agreement Between Major General C.L. Chennault and National Skyways Freight

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d5172f5


1946-05-19 Letter to Willauer from Clault RE: Both Bottled on Fifths Twelve Case (Handwritten Note)

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51717d


1946-08-06 Misc. from Willauer, Shanghai RE - Profit Loss Figures

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517299


1946-11-01 Misc to Tom from Shanghai RE Prescott Having Refused We Hold Signed Contract

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d5173bd


1946-11-13 Misc to Col. Wise, Shanghai, China from Mrs. R.H. Wise RE - Sorry to Disappoint You

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517217