c.1960 In The Orient Fly CAT Mandarin Airline See Taiwan Korea Hong Kong
Size (in): 36” x 24”
Size (cm): 91.5 x 61
Linen backed: No
This is a vintage original poster issued by the CIA controlled Civil Air Transport or CAT Airline advertising passenger service to Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines and Okinawa. The CAT airline was organized shortly after the end of WWII by Claire Chennault who is most remembered for leading the vaunted Flying Tigers unit in support of China during WWII. The CAT airline would eventually be controlled by the CIA where it operated as a legitimate commercial airline and also undertook covert operations throughout Asia. This poster isn’t dated but is a vintage original dating to the late 1950s or early 1960s.
This poster shows light handling wear including slight creasing in places and lightly bumped edges. Overall condition is very good.