Air America Pilot Cap

Artifact Details

Air America transported tens of thousands of troops and refugees during its involvement in Vietnam.

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.

Because of the tropical climate, Air America pilots favored comfortable attire – shirt, shorts, and a baseball cap – rather than their official uniforms.

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