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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Memorandum for Record From Brackley Shaw

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517279


Memorandum for the Files RE - Inform Mr. Shaw of the Following List

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d51732e


Memorandum of 19 October Explaining the Corporate Structure and Relationship

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5171d3


Memorandum of Agreement Between Whiting Willauer and Air Dale Corporation Board

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d51743e


Memorandum The File

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517389


Minutes of Meeting Board of Directors of Airdale Corporation

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5171fb


Minutes of the Meeting Held in the Office of the Executive Vice President

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517176


Misc From Chennault RE - Concluded Combination Financing and Management

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517211


Misc from Willauer Shanghai RE - Believe Near Agreement

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51719c


Misc RE - 413 in Landing Accident No Personnel Injured in Any Way

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517385