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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1948-11-09 Misc to Willauer Shanghai from Washington D.C. RE - Necessary Regarding Any

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d517287


1950-03-30 Proposal for a Contract Air Transport Operation by CAT, Inc for the French Military

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517413


1950-07-10 Waiver Notice of Meeting of Directors of Airdale Corporation

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5171ad


1950-08-19 Plan for the Acquisition of the Operating Assets of CAT, Inc

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d5172c4


1950-08-21 Promissory Note Signed By

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d5173b2


1950-10-18 Problems Which Will Arise in Renewing CATS Operating Franchise with the Chinese

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51724c


1951-12-31 President's Report to the Board of Directors

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517449


1952-01-16 RFK Letter

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517452


1952-04-00 Pilot of the Month Snoddy April 1952

Document Number: 5200379f993294098d51726e


1952-06-23 One Year Summary of Public Relations Department

Document Number: 520037a0993294098d517359