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 Harlan Cleveland from Whiting Willauer

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d51737b


Letter to Harold F. Scariano from Whitey - Have Heard Nothing Further on Back

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517361


Letter To Hugh L Gundy From Weldon D. Bigony Elections Of New Officers And Representatives

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d51732d


Letter to J.L. Downe from Doreen Lonborg RE - I Confirm Acceptance of the Terms

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517319


Letter to Joaquim Masques Esparteiro from A.T. Cox

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d5172dc


Letter to John R. Rossi. From Doreen Lonberg RE - Sending you Co-Pilot Roger Fay

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517127


Letter to Luther P. Wheate from Doreen Lonborg RE - Finally Completed Arrangements

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5171de


Letter to Major Atkinson from Doreen Lonborg RE - Luther P. Wheate has been Appointed Representative for CNRRA Air Transport at Honolulu

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d51742f


Letter to Navy Department from Doreen Lonborg RE - Obtaining Necessary Permit

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51716e


Letter to O.H. Clayton from Doreen Lonborg RE - Employ the Following Personnel

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517244