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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1948-03-19 Misc to Request Pei Ask Change for Foreign Exchange Fifteen Planes at Fifteen Thousand

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517157


1948-03-26 Misc to Willauer from Washington RE - Working EX IM Rank for Four Hundred Thousand

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517334


1948-04-18 Misc to General Chennault from Willauer RE - Successfully Completed Evacuation

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5171f7


1948-04-26 Misc to General Chennault from Shanghai RE - Contract Nearly Final Unless Further

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51718c


1948-05-19 Misc to Willauer Shanghai from Washington RE - Have Immediately $50,000

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517330


1948-09-29 Misc to Clault Shanghai from Willauer Washington RE - State and FLC Approved

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d5173ee


1948-09-29 Misc to Clault Washington from Clault Shanghai RE - Urge FLC Washington Notify

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d5173e2


1948-10-04 Remittance Advice to Treasures United States - Payment for One C-46 Per Contract

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517393


1948-10-07 Misc to Clault Washington from Clault Shanghai RE - Please Tender Payment

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517209


1948-10-08 Misc to Clault Washington From Clault Shanghai RE - Tender Payment Seven Thousand

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517263