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Title: Civil Air Transport/Air America Collection
Url: http://libtreasures.utdallas.edu/xmlui/handle/10735.1/1517
Publisher: McDermott Library
Description: The Civil Air Transport (CAT) group was started after World War II in China by General Claire L. Chennault and Whiting Willauer. It was certainly a rather intriguing and adventurous idea, as the CAT began to use surplus aircraft to airlift supplies and food into war-ravaged China. Over the coming decades CAT would fly various missions (clandestine and otherwise) to countries in Southeast Asia. In 1959, CAT was renamed Air America and they continued their work until 1976. This particular collection at the University of Texas at Dallas brings together photographs and other documents that tell the story of the organization. Visitors to the site can view the "Recent Submissions" offerings to look over newer offerings, or they can also search via a list of authors, titles, and subjects. There's a wide range of items here, including photos of Air America hats, training sessions, formal officer photos, and Laos.
LC Classification: Social sciences -- Transportation and communications -- Air transportation. Airlines
Social sciences -- Transportation and communications -- Air transportation. Airlines -- By region or country -- North America -- United States
Technology -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics. -- Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Space sciences
Social studies -- United States history
Key Concept: Physics -- Aerodynamics
Mechanical engineering -- Transportation
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source Type: Internet Scout
Source: Scout Archives
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Resource URL Clicks: 2
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