Guide to the Allen E. Cates Papers
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Allen Cates served with the United States Marine Corps from 1960 until 1996. After his discharge he joined Air America as a pilot from July 1966 to May 1974. During his eight years with Air America he logged 7,000 hours in various aircraft both fixed-wing and helicopters. He was active in Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam, and flew rescue missions and evacuations, many under fire. Allen Cates also served as a President of the Air America Association, as well as a board member for five years. Allen Cates is currently working to obtain veteran's status for those pilots who served with Air America. Much of the material in this collection represent items he collected as support for this goal.
This is a guide to materials in The Allen E. Cates Collection housed in the History of Aviation Collection, Special Collections Department, The University of Texas at Dallas.