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 P.H. Ho from C.L. Chennault - Very Serious Situation has Developed

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517181


Letter to P.H. Ho from C.L. Chennault RE - Difficulty in the Matter of Landing

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d51736a


Letter to P.H. Ho from C.L. Chennault RE - Operating Cost Increase

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517179


Letter to Ruth B. Shipley from Doreen Lonborg RE - Obtain Necessary Clearance

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517459


Letter to the Board of Directors CAT Incorporated from Whiting Willauer

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5171bf


Letter to Thomas G. Corcoran from CAT RE - Incorporated Plans Have Been Altered

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51715c


Letter to W.B. Salsgiver from Doreen Lonborg RE - Charter Flight

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5170f3


Letter to Ward M. French from Brackley Shaw

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517183


Letter to Ward M. French from Theodore B. Gateney RE - Memorandum of Agreement

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5171d4


Letter to Whiting Willauer from J.J. Brennan

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517285