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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Letter to Doreen Lonborg from W.G. Freeman RE - A Great Day

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517105


Letter to Doreen Lonborg from Whitey

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517303


Letter to Doreen Lonborg from Whitey RE - Home Allotments for W.W.

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517380


Letter to Doreen Lonborg from Whiting Willauer

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517440


Letter to Doreen Lonborg from Whiting Willauer CNRRA Air Transport

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517357


Letter to Earle Willoughby from H.L. Richardson 'Concerns Accounting for Funds'

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51723a


Letter to General Chennault and Whitney

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d5173fc


Letter to General from Robert W. Prescott RE - Have Cabled China for Authority to Disperse Funds

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5171e7


Letter to George C. Marshall From A.A. Pete Dorrance RE - I am Delighted to Hear

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517435


Letter to H.W. Hurt From RE - Wish to Enter to Contract with You for Inspection

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d5173d5