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Existing before and during the Air America period, CAT was the premier airline for China and much of the East.  Legends abound and you'd have to read the books and stories -- and maybe then not believe them!

These CAT pages are dedicated to the memory of Ben F. Coleman (11/16/28-7/25/72) who died while flying a humanitarian mission in Laos in 1972.  But for the sacrifices of men like Ben Coleman and the 242 others who didn't return these pages wouldn't be necessary or possible.  Please visit Leigh (Coleman) Hotujec's pages after you leave here. Thank you Leigh for the gift of your father's images.

CAT Service Medal
(Created by CAT Veterans)
CIA Citation
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Official CIA Medal Official CIA Medal
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CAT Founders
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CAT ID Card and Pin from Shanghai -- 1948 CAT ID Card and Pin from Shanghai -- 1948
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CAT ID and Pin -- 1954 -- Note difference in employee numbers!
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Early CAT ID Pin #104 CAT ID Pin #600 CAT ID Pin #6289
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Early CAT Nose Insignia
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Early CAT Collar Pins
Maker is Chung Mei Kung Sy (Chinese America Company)
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CAT ID -- Later CAT ID -- Later
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CAT Resident Alien ID
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CAT Chinese Airman Certificate
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CAT Early Business Card
CAT Later Business Card
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Official Airline Guide, July 1953 Edition
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Courtesy D. Nelson
CAT Uniform -- 1948
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CAT Uniform -- 1956 CAT Cap -- 1956
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CAT Ramp Crew -- 1956 CAT Maintenance Crew
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Ben F. Coleman in CAT Uniform Ben F. Coleman in CAT Uniform
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   Issue CAT Flight Kit Ben F. Coleman's CAT Uniform Items
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Class A Uniform as Worn by CAT Crews
(same as AAM -- only hardware was switched)
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Early CAT Uniform -- Note "Ike" Jackets Later CAT Class A
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Mandarin Flight Crew
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The Mandarin Flight Was So Popular It Made It Into the Comics!
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Courtesy of Ward Reimer
CAT Office Tan Son Nhut
(circa 1958)
CAT Incorporated Aircraft Maintenance Board
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Courtesy of Ward Reimer
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Courtesy of Ward Reimer
CAT Headquarters -- Taipei CAT Terminal--Taipei
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CAT Security CAT Maintenance
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Reproduction CIA Medal Reproduction CIA Medal
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End of CAT
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