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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1946-12-18 Misc to Shanghai from Washington RE - UNRRA Procurement Man Here on Your C46

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517280


1947-01-03 Misc to John R. Ross RE - Can you Accommodate Clayton Freeman

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5172b0


1947-01-07 Misc to John R. Ross, Moana Hotel, Honolulu From Washington RE - Information

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d5173a9


1947-01-15 RE - Need Immediately Additional Five Thousand Dollars

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517145


1947-01-24 Navy Department - Letter to Doreen Lonborg from Frank O'Beirne

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d51742a


1947-01-31 Payroll C.A.T. Personnel Connection with Repair Delivery Contract Honolulu

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5171f2


1947-02-19 Radiogram - Report Our Entire Spare Parts Requirements for C-46B Not Available

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517277


1947-02-26 Radiogram RE - Believe Spare Parts Situation Greatly Clarified

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51729a


1947-03-07 Radiogram - Chennault Your Letter Received Request Withdrawal Resignation

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51724f


1948-03-08 Open Source Newspaper Clipping on Chennaults Pass Through Customs

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5171cf