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Ed G. Adams Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CA100-05
Abstract Ed G. Adams was a fixed wing aircraft pilot with Air America. This collection contains material related to Air America's operations in Laos, the Air America Association, and Ed Adams later career in commercial aviation.
Dates: 1968 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1973 - 2009

Charles Barton Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CA070-98
Abstract This collection contains a cassette tape of a speech given by CIA operative James W. (Bill) Lair during the Air America Reunion in Berkeley, CA.
Dates: 1998-06-06

Gary B. Bisson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CA087-89
Abstract Gary Bryan Bisson was employed by Air America on February 14, 1968. He worked as a corporate attorney at Bangkok, Thailand facilities of Air America. He resigned from the company on September 30, 1974.
Dates: 1969 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1974 - 1979

John A. Bottorff Collection

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Identifier: CA028-90
Abstract John A. Bottorff worked for Air Asia Co., a subsidiary owned by Air America from 1963 to 1974. Bottorff was also the initiator of The Airasian, an employee newspaper. The collection contains several issues of The Airasian and photograph albums.
Dates: 1972 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1974 - 1975

Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America Memorial and Archive Dedication Ceremony Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CA148-87
Abstract The CAT/Air America Memorial Plaque was designed and paid for by funds from the memberships of both the Civil Air Transport (CAT) Association and the Air America Association. On May 30, 1987, the CAT and Air America Memorial Plaque was dedicated during a solemn service.
Dates: 1984 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1987

Allen E. Cates Papers

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Identifier: CA066-03
Abstract Allen Cates served with the United States Marine Corps from 1960 until 1996. After his discharge he joined Air America as a pilot from July 1966 to May 1974. During his eight years with Air America he logged 7,000 hours in various aircraft both fixed-wing and helicopters. He was active in Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam, and flew rescue missions and evacuations, many under fire. Allen Cates also served as a President of the Air America Association, as well as a board member for five years. Allen...
Dates: 1999 - 2008; Majority of material found within 2003 - 2006

Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America Association Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CA089-87
Abstract The Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America Association Collection is an artificial collection covering the involvement of the company in Southeast Asia, particularly during the Vietnam War and the Secret War in Laos.
Dates: 1896 - 2016; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1975

Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America Small Collections

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Identifier: CA-Small Collections
Abstract The Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America Small Collections is comprised of collections of material that are too small to warrant individual arrangement. It is an artificial collection, which are identified by the collection subject’s name.
Dates: 1945 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1962 - 2007

John E. Ferris Collection

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Identifier: CA186-13
Abstract This collection contains scrapbooks, photographs, and flight logs collected by John E. Ferris during his service as a United States Navy helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, and for Air America in Laos. The entire collection has been digitized by the History of Aviation Collection.
Dates: 1965 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1973

Dudley W. Foster Collection

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Identifier: CA056-00
Abstract Dudley Foster was the Chief of Security for Air America.
Dates: 1968 - 2017; Majority of material found within 1968-04 - 1968-12

Sue B. Hacker Papers

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Identifier: CA019-93
Abstract Susan Buol Hacker was Executive Secretary to General Claire Chennault, and Secretary-Treasurer of The Civil Air Transport Association (CAT). The collection contains a small amount of personal papers, as well as correspondence and media material related to CAT.
Dates: 1947 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1986 - 1996

Dave Hickler Papers

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Identifier: CA054-03
Abstract The David Hickler Papers concentrate on his career as an employee of Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America from 1946 to 1975. Also documented are his extensive legal proceedings to obtain U.S. Government retirement benefits claiming he was employed by the CIA, a governmental agency. There are also documents that cover his employment at Hughes Helicopters and his personal life.
Dates: 1939 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1986

James W. Hitner Collection

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Identifier: CA192-13
Abstract James Wilbur Hitner was a First Officer at Udorn, Thailand, from September 21, 1966 through November 5, 1973, when he separated from Air America.
Dates: 1944 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1975

James Keck Collection

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Identifier: CA054-00
Abstract James "Jim" Keck joint Civil Air Transport (CAT) in 1957, while living in Tokyo, Japan.
Dates: 1950 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970

Duane Keele Collection

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Identifier: CA059-85
Abstract Milton Duane Keele was a Captain for rotor wing aircraft for Air America in Udorn, Thailand from May 29, 1968 through December 31, 1973, when he separated from the company.
Dates: 1968 - 1973; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1971

Joseph F. Kerch Collection

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Identifier: CA156-87
Abstract Joseph F. Kerch was a First Officer for Air America in Vientiane, Laos from August 5, 1965 through June 2, 1974, when he got terminated.
Dates: 1959 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1972 - 1981

E. C. Kirkpatrick Papers

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Identifier: CA003-93
Abstract Enos Claire Kirkpatrick (E. C. Kirkpatrick) worked as a pilot for many organizations during and after World War II until the mid 1960’s. At the beginning of the war, he was a pilot for Pan American Airways Ferry Services working in the Africa region providing air logistic services to the British troops. Upon joining China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC) later in the war, he flew more than 600 sorties over “The Hump.” He then joined Civil Air Transport (CAT) during the early to mid 1950’s...
Dates: 1910 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1968

David H. Kouba Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CA038-90
Abstract This collection contains scrapbooks, ephemera, lisitngs, and an interview associated with David H. Kouba's career with Air America.
Dates: 1959 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1971

Pat Landry Collection

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Identifier: CA157-87
Abstract Lloyd C. "Pat" Landry was a Paramilitary Officer in the Special Activities Division of the Central Inteligence Agency (CIA) during the 1950s through 1970s. He trained members of the Hmong people in their fight against the communists in Northern Laos during the Vietnam War.
Dates: 1973 - 1997; Majority of material found in 1960s

Leon V. LaShomb Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CA172-87
Abstract This collection contains documents and records, correspondence, photographs, charts, rosters, ephemera, and other materials related to the Air America Association and its predessesor Air America Club as well as the establishment and dedication of the Air America Memorial Plaque at the History of Aviation Archives, Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
Dates: 1966 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1984 - 1988

William M. Leary Papers

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Identifier: CA021-06
Abstract Dr. William M. Leary taught at the University of Georgia focusing on a variety topics of aviation related events. This main subject was the study of aviation in China and the Far East, cumulated in documenting the history of China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC), Civil Air Transport (CAT) and Air America, and their connections to the United States intelligence establishment.
Dates: 1875 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1946 - 2005

James Long Collection

 Collection
Identifier: CA065-13
Abstract Context of the collection suggests he was involved in or researching CIA action in Central America in the 1980s, specifically the assets and operations of Evergreen International Airlines, a company connected to Air America.
Dates: 1965 - 1988; Majority of material found within 1985 - 1988

Bob Mc Cauley Collection

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Identifier: CA147-87
Abstract Robert Alban (Bob) Mc Cauley worked as a pilot for Air America for six years, spending a great deal of time in South Vietnam and Laos.
Dates: 1965 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1973

Jon C. Merkel Collection

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Identifier: CA005-95
Abstract Jon C. Merkel was a pilot with Air America. On Feburary 12th, 1970 he was killed by hostile ground fire near Tha Lin Noi, Laos.
Dates: 1965 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1970

Jack Neiman, Jr. Collection

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Identifier: CA048-99
Abstract Jack Neiman, Jr. was employed by Air America as First Officer from June 7, 1966 through November 4, 1968, when he was terminated by the company.
Dates: 1995 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1995 - 1996

Joe Rosbert Papers

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Identifier: CA017-93
Abstract C. Joseph "Joe" Rosbert served in various managerial positions within Civil Air Transport (CAT) after World War II starting in 1947. CAT aided the Chinese National government with supplies and ammunition during the Chinese Civil War and evacuated people after the Nationalists were defeated in 1949. This collection contains archival material collected by Rosbert, such as memoranda, letters, operation plans and reports, notes, logs, statistics, maps, radiograms, and some personal papers that he...
Dates: 1947 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1958

Bob Rousselot Collection

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Identifier: CA033-92
Abstract Bob Rousselot was a member of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) in the Chinese Air Force (Flying Tigers). From January 11, 1947, he served as a Chief Pilot and Vice President of Operations for CAT, until his resignation on October 31, 1963.
Dates: 1940 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1967

Fred Walker Papers

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Identifier: CA174-87
Abstract Fred Walker worked as a pilot for General Claire L. Chennault’s Civil Air Transport (CAT) from 1949-1950 returning to CAT in 1953. He flew sorties out of Haiphong and Hanoi, Vietnam to support the French during the battle of Dien Bien Phu.Starting in the 1960s, Walker assumed administrative duties for Air America, Inc. in Laos and Thailand in the position as the Manager Flying Department (MFD). There he supervised and directed the activities of about 1600 pilots. During this time,...
Dates: 1938 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1975

Jesse B. Walton Collection

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Identifier: CA174-88
Abstract Jesse Birdus Walton was hired by Air America, Inc. on May 16, 1957 as Captain for fixed wing aircraft and was stationed in Saigon, Vietnam until he retired from the company on September 22, 1974.
Dates: 1950 - 2007; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990