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  1. Sean Wei

    July 7, 2017

    Hi! My name is Sean I am writing to you on behalf of my grandfather. He is 98 years old, turning 99 in a few months.
    His name is Ching Wei, and he was the assistant communications chief of Air Ground Control in CAT in Vientiane, Laos from 1961 – 1974. He has been looking for old friends (if they are or were alive) for years and years, so he was excited when I had told him I had come across this association while surfing the web.
    I remember seeing some photo albums from his days in CAT ( from Taiwan to Laos) and am trying to find them again to digitlaize them and preserve them. If and when I find them and scan them, I can send them to you.
    His best friend: Chen Yu, was his chief and supervisor in Vientiane. And we have found a few former CAT and Air America employees through the years. I will refer them to this association!

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Civil Air Transport (CAT) was an airline founded by Lt. General Claire Lee Chennault, leader of the Flying Tigers, and Whiting Willauer of China Defense Supplies at the conclusion of World War II.  Most of the pilots were former Tigers or other combat pilots from the Asian Theatre.  For the next four decades, CAT, and then its successor, Air America, were primary instruments of American foreign policy in Asia.
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