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Hoyt S Vandenburg


Hoyt Sanford Vandenberg (January 24, 1899 – April 2, 1954) was a U.S. Air Force general, its second Chief of Staff, and second Director of Central Intelligence.

During World War II, Vandenberg was the commanding general of the Ninth Air Force, a tactical air force in England and in France, supporting the Army, from August 1944 until V-E Day. Vandenberg Air Force Base on the central coast of California is named for General Vandenberg. In 1946, he was briefly the U.S. Chief of Military Intelligence. He was the nephew of Arthur H. Vandenberg, a former U.S. Senator from Michigan.


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Born Milwaukee, WI, USA 24 January 1899

January 24, 1899
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

Died Washington, DC, USA 2 April 1954

April 2, 1954, Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington DC, USA.


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31 March 2015 21:10:43 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and media associations

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