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  1. John Geoffrey Golden

    April 27, 2019

    My father was stationed in Tainan from 1958-1961, I would like to join this group!

    Just reaching out to members to see if there is any information on the April 19, 1961 crash (R&R flight) on Mt. Parker (Hong Kong), that took the lives of many CAT family members including my father, Harry Golden, mother Ardys Ott Golden; and big sister Ardys “Buttons” Golden.

    No official autopsies on my family were available after the accident. Any info would be GREATLY appreciated!

  2. Debbie Shea

    March 2, 2019

    My father, John Hsieh worked for CAT, stationed in Japan in the early1960s until 1972 or 1973. He never spoke of anything about the CIA. I do remember going to his office in Haneda Airport and going to meet Mrs Anna Chennault there also. I am curious about what he was actually doing then. Is there a way for me to get any kind of info?

  3. Adrian Li

    July 1, 2013

    I have a photograph of my grandfather standing in front of a CAT C-46 so I assume he was aircrew. Supposedly recruited by Chennault in Calcutta where he was a stranded freighter radio op – eventually flew for Nationalist Chinese against Japanese and briefly, Communists. Ended up getting out and setting up a business in Canton. When communists came in 1949, he got wind that his name was on an assasination list and my father as a child recalls his father destroying *everything* that tied him to his service, presentation knife, pistol, uniforms incl. flight jacket with blood chit, documentation and photographs … this one tiny photo of him in front of the CAT C-46 is all that remained. I would love to find out more about his service, both with the KMT and CAT.

    • Rosbert, Bob

      September 26, 2013

      Please give us more information on your father (full name, possible aliases and locations) that can help us find the photos.


  4. Chris Thursby

    February 3, 2013

    Hi Carol. I haven’t received a password and I would love to be able to access the entire site. Thank You,

  5. Canlas, Toby

    December 26, 2012

    Thanks Carol , Great job ! CAT website is very informative and useful.

    • Webmaster

      December 27, 2012

      My pleasure, Toby. Let me know if there are any photos or stories you would like to contribute to the site. Also, please feel free to upload photos to the CAT Galleries. All the best for 2013!

  6. Chris Thursby

    December 13, 2012

    Hello, My name is Chris Thursby. My Dad was director of flight operations training division for CAT-Air America from 1966 til 1975. I would love to join this group. Thanks Chris. [email protected]

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