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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List RE Various List of Items

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517316


Memo for the Board of Directors from James M. Sisley RE - There is in Existence

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517237


Memo From C.L. Chennault to Whiting Willauer RE - Negotiations Almost Complete on XRay Financing and Managtement

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517360


Memo to Board of Directors CAT Inc from President RE - So-Called Policy Instructions

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517460


Memo to Chennault, Shanghai from Prescott, Los Angeles, Calif RE - Regret Advise My Board Unwilling to Proceed

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5172cc


Memo to Clault from Canton Willauer RE - Our Best Appreciation Present Status

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5172a5


Memo to CLAULT Shanghai from Youngman RE - Sale 25 Planes for Cannibalization

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5172d1


Memo to Colonel J.S. Thorpe - Colonel H.F. Scariano from Whiting Willauer

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5171aa


Memo to Shong for Rodwick RE - DTDefined Aircraft

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d51731d


Memorandum for Record Discussion of Two Settlement Activities

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d5172ea