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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Misc RE - Advice Fourteen C-46 Five C-47 Sets Procured Delivery Immediate

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517257


Misc RE - Airplane 413 Damaged and Will Require One Month to Repair

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5172a1


Misc RE - Charge Ticket to Doreen Lonborg from CNRRA Air Transport

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517429


Misc RE - CNRRA Air Transport, China Expense Account

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d51738d


Misc RE - Exportable Items Airlifted by CAT for the Month of December 1947

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5171c0


Misc RE - I Hereby Designate Wheate Officer in Overall Charge

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d51739b


Misc RE - No American Engineering Personnel and Ships are Flying

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517271


Misc RE - Send Five Mechanics Manila Immediately

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d5172e1


Misc RE - Taiwan Need Protection for 24 Hours Radar Watch

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d5172e3


Misc RE - Willauer Nanking Negotiating Amendments, Expect Favorable Results Thursday

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51716a