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Allen Cates Collection (406) Finding Aid
Item Number: 4060000000   (Click For More Item Information)
 Collection

Over five linear feet of photographs, maps, museum objects, VHS tapes, correspondence, military administrative documents, military orders, articles, and various citation and promotion documentation details Allen Cates' military career and his involvement with Air America during the Vietnam Conflict. Much of the materials specifically document his efforts to apply for and acquire Vietnam Veteran status for himself and other former employees of Air America through the filing of a group application for Active Service determination in the 2000s. Materials date July 1969 - 16 March 2004.

Added: 06 Dec 2001[Updated: 23 Mar 2017]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026124   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Consultant Dr. Oscar Hampton (2nd from left). February 1966, Nha Trang

Item Creation Date: February 1966

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 15 May 2002[Updated: 15 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026123   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: February 1866

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 15 May 2002[Updated: 15 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026125   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 16 May 2002[Updated: 16 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026126   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 16 May 2002[Updated: 16 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026127   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 16 May 2002[Updated: 16 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026128   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 16 May 2002[Updated: 16 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026129   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 16 May 2002[Updated: 16 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026130   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 16 May 2002[Updated: 16 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026131   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 16 May 2002[Updated: 16 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026132   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 16 May 2002[Updated: 16 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026133   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 16 May 2002[Updated: 16 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026134   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 16 May 2002[Updated: 16 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026135   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 16 May 2002[Updated: 28 Jul 2005]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026136   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 16 May 2002[Updated: 16 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026137   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 16 May 2002[Updated: 16 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA026138   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 16 May 2002[Updated: 16 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA000249   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Platoon 163, United States Marine Corps, 1960 Platoon Photograph

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 03 May 2016]
Photograph
Item Number: VA000250   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

ENT2096-1-63 1/1/63
HT-8 Ellyson Field
Pensacola, Fla.

Second Lieutenant Allen E. Cates, USMCR, receiving his wings from Captain W. G. Stearns, Jr., commanding Officer of HT-8 Ellyson Field.


Released credit line must read
'OFFICAL U.S. Navy Photo'

Item Creation Date: 01 January 1963

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 03 May 2016]
Photograph
Item Number: VA000251   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

16 aircraft (T-28 Trojan) flying in diamond formation

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 31 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA000252   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Air America Lima Site 20A in Laos.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 31 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA000255   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 31 May 2002]
Photograph
Item Number: VA000257   (Click For More Item Information)
 Photograph

[Number of Pages: 1]

America's Site Lima 20A in Laos.

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 23 Aug 2001[Updated: 31 May 2002]
Voucher for Reinbursement for Travel
Item Number: 4060101001   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 11 July 1963

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 25 Mar 2002[Updated: 08 Oct 2002]
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
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Group Special Order Number. . . .118-63
Item Number: 4060101002   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 18 June 1963

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 25 Mar 2002[Updated: 25 Mar 2002]
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Endorsements
Item Number: 4060101003   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: No Date

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 25 Mar 2002[Updated: 22 May 2002]
Item is Copyrighted - It is not available outside the VNCA building
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Group Special Orders Number. . . .139-63
Item Number: 4060101004   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 8]

Item Creation Date: 09 July 1963

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 25 Mar 2002[Updated: 25 Mar 2002]
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Wing Special Order Number. . . .110-65
Item Number: 4060101005   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 3]

Item Creation Date: 06 October 1965

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 25 Mar 2002[Updated: 25 Mar 2002]
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First endorsement on CG 1stMAW FMFPac SO # 110-65
Item Number: 4060101006   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 24 August 1965

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 25 Mar 2002[Updated: 25 Mar 2002]
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Memorandum Endorsement
Item Number: 4060101007   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 01 October 1965

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 25 Mar 2002[Updated: 25 Mar 2002]
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Memorandum Endorsement
Item Number: 4060101008   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 04 September 1965

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 25 Mar 2002[Updated: 25 Mar 2002]
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MEMO Endorsement
Item Number: 4060101009   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 01 October 1965

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 25 Mar 2002[Updated: 25 Mar 2002]
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Endorsement on
Item Number: 4060101010   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 01 October 1965

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 25 Mar 2002[Updated: 25 Mar 2002]
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Group Special Order Number. . . .229-63
Item Number: 4060101011   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: 03 October 1963

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 25 Mar 2002[Updated: 25 Mar 2002]
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Designation as Naval Aviator, No. T-8173
Item Number: 4060101012   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 21 December 1962

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 25 Mar 2002[Updated: 25 Mar 2002]
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Temporary Promotion
Item Number: 4060101013   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 16 December 1963

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 26 Mar 2002[Updated: 26 Mar 2002]
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Second Endorsement on CMC 1tr DHA-ccb of 16 Dec 1963
Item Number: 4060101014   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 31 December 1963

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 26 Mar 2002[Updated: 26 Mar 2002]
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First Endorsement on CMC 1tr DHA-ccb of 16 Dec 1963
Item Number: 4060101015   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 24 December 1963

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 26 Mar 2002[Updated: 26 Mar 2002]
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Third Endorsement on CG FMFPac 1tr 7A/rko of 10 March 1965
Item Number: 4060101016   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 08 April 1965

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 26 Mar 2002[Updated: 26 Mar 2002]
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Endorsements
Item Number: 4060101017   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: March 1965

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 26 Mar 2002[Updated: 26 Mar 2002]
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Award of Gold Star in lieu of a second Award
Item Number: 4060101018   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 3]

Item Creation Date: September-April 1963

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 26 Mar 2002[Updated: 26 Mar 2002]
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Award of Gold Star in lieu of a third Award
Item Number: 4060101019   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 3]

Item Creation Date: February-May 1965

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 26 Mar 2002[Updated: 26 Mar 2002]
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Award of Gold Star in lieu of a fourth Air Medal
Item Number: 4060101020   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: February-May 1965

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 26 Mar 2002[Updated: 26 Mar 2002]
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Award of Gold Star in lieu of a fifth Award
Item Number: 4060101021   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: February-June 1965

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 26 Mar 2002[Updated: 26 Mar 2002]
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Letter from U.S. Marine Corps Headquarters - Award of Silver Star in lieu of a sixth Award
Item Number: 4060101022   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: April-June 1965

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 26 Mar 2002[Updated: 18 Jun 2015]
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Award of the Gold Star in lieu of a seventh Air Medal
Item Number: 4060101023   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: February-June 1965

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 26 Mar 2002[Updated: 26 Mar 2002]
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Endorsements
Item Number: 4060101024   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: June-July 1963

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 26 Mar 2002[Updated: 26 Mar 2002]
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Endorsements
Item Number: 4060101025   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 1]

Item Creation Date: 15 June 1965

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 26 Mar 2002[Updated: 26 Mar 2002]
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Award of the Gold Star in lieu of an eight Air Medal
Item Number: 4060101026   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: February-July 1965

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 26 Mar 2002[Updated: 26 Mar 2002]
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Endorsements
Item Number: 4060101027   (Click For More Item Information)
 Document

[Number of Pages: 2]

Item Creation Date: October-November 1965

Collection: Allen Cates Collection

Association: Air America Association

Added: 26 Mar 2002[Updated: 26 Mar 2002]
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