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Air America China

Artifact Details

A white dinner plate with a gold rim and the Air America logo at the top

In February 1961, Air America took over US Marine Corps operations in Udorn, Thailand.

During the Vietnam War, Air America, a CIA proprietary airline, flew a variety of missions in the Far East. These missions ranged from undercover CIA operations to overt air transportation. The Republic of Vietnam and various US Government agencies contracted with Air America.

This Noritake china (Pattern No. 3/458) was used in the Air America mess hall in Udorn, Thailand. A service included this dinner plate as well as a small plate, coffee cup, and saucer.

Artifact Specs

15.4 cm x 11.3 cm x 4.2 cm (Bouillon Cup)

(L x W x H)

2.5 cm x 23.5 cm (Large Plate)

(H x Diameter)

1.9 cm x 16.3 cm (Bread and Butter Plate)

(H x Diameter)

Additional Photos

A teacup with two handles and the Air America logo
A close view of the Air America logo on the dinner plate

Learn More

Air America: Upholding the Airmen’s Bond