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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1946-11-16 Misc to Shanghai from Washington RE - Negotiation with Proceedings

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517108


1946-11-19 Misc to Washington for Tom from Shanghai RE - Setting up Procurement Procedures

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517454


1946-11-22 Misc to Shanghai from Washington, DC RE - Ray Friends Convinced Man at State

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5171bb


1946-11-25 Misc to Washington From Shanghai RE - Shipping Time Machinery Interior One

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5171bc


1946-11-29 Misc to Washington from Shanghai RE - Have Confidential Information CNRRA Planning

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517182


1946-12-05 Misc to Washington from from Shanghai RE - When State Department Cleared Block

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d5172e2


1946-12-06 Misc to Shanghai from Washington RE Monet Davis or Gilpatric Apparently Advise

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51728d


1946-12-10 Misc to Shanghai from Washington RE - Advise Whether Any New Reason for This

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517143


1946-12-18 Misc to Shanghai Chennault Personnel From Washington RE - Requesting Replies

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5172cd


1946-12-18 Misc to Shanghai from Washington RE - Advice Only Responsible POL Planes

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d5172da