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Hoyt Vandenberg

Personal information
NameHoyt Sanford Vandenberg
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
United States Army
Years of service1923 - 1953
RankGeneral
Commands held12th Air Force
9th Air Force
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsDistinguished Service Medal (2)
Silver Star
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star
Air Medal (5)

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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 also the nephew of Arthur H. Vandenberg, a former U.S. Senator from Michigan.

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An account of the sinking of the USS Hoyt Vandenberg artificial reef off of Key West in the Florida Keys featured on The Spanish Fly with Jose Wejebe.
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See the wreck right after it was sunk - then 14 months later! 2009 footage shot by Jerry J. Petru & 2010 footage shot by Margo Cavis. Produced by Digital Elv...
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The ship most recently known as USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg is on the final leg of a thirteen year journey to become a reef at Key West, FL. See more DoD...
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The USS General Hoyt Vandenberg, a ship that once defended the U.S. against missile attacks, is being prepared for its final resting place under the sea. See...
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Diving with the best dive shop in Key West, Captains Corner, on the Hoyt Vandenberg. This video is a compilation of dives in late December 2009, Visibility w...
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In the turquoise blue waters of the Florida Keys, a new attraction is drawing scuba divers from around the world: The USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg. Laid t...
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Just of the coast of Key West is the Vandenberg, a sunken naval ship that's become scuba diving spot for divers throughout the Florida Keys. You've seen Duva...
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Exposition photo insolite - Plongeur.com Tweet this news
Plongeur.com--Depuis ce mois d'août 2011, les photographies de Andreas Franke sont exposées sur le pont du bateau militaire -Gen Hoyt S-. -Vandenberg- (bâtiment anti-missile de la US Air Force). En soi, cela est déjà insolite, mais sur en plus j - Date : Wed, 28 Sep 2011 22:17:20 GMT
Pennfield spikers hold off Parchment in 5 sets - Battle Creek Enquirer Tweet this news
Battle Creek Enquirer--Tara -Vandenberg- had 36 digs, Ashley Wood had eight kills and four blocks and Hannah Lenz had four aces, including two in Game 5 to go with 15 digs. Class C top-ranked Delton Kellogg won by scores of 25-17, 25-13 and 25-8. The Pant - Date : Thu, 06 Oct 2011 08:33:34 GMT
Los primeros pasos de la CIA - Libertad Digital Tweet this news
Libertad Digital--El 10 de junio de 1946 Souers dimitió y Truman lo sustituyó por el general -Hoyt Vandenberg-. Nada más tomar posesión, Vandenberg se quedó aterrado por los informes provenientes de Europa y recogidos por la red de agentes levantada - Date : Wed, 04 May 2011 21:13:20 GMT+00:00
The West Coast counterpart to Cape Canaveral - Santa Ynez Valley News Tweet this news
Santa Ynez Valley News--Transferred to the Air Force, the base was named for -General Hoyt S-. -Vandenberg-, the Air Force's second chief of staff and an early space supporter. Meanwhile, more land was acquired, making Vandenberg the third largest Ai - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 07:27:32 GMT+00:00
Old structures give new life - Jacksonville Daily News Tweet this news
Jacksonville Daily News---Hoyt- S. -Vandenberg- became an artificial reef off Key West in May 2009 after a decade-long, multi-million-dollar project. It's admittedly a large up-front cost and the projects come with many challenges, but Boyce said the - Date : Mon, 14 Mar 2011 06:35:46 GMT+00:00
The Secret To Successful Fishing: Throw A Fridge In The Water - NPR (blog) Tweet this news
NPR (blog)--On May 27, 2009, the -General Hoyt S-. -Vandenberg- was sunk to create an artificial reef. Fish swim through Neptune Memorial Reef, an underwater cemetery with decorative arches and columns installed on the ocean floor off Miami Beach. ... - Date : Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:04:04 GMT+00:00
Die Florida Keys & Key West präsentieren sich auf der 'boot 2011' - DiveInside Tweet this news
DiveInside---Hoyt- S. -Vandenberg- und die Spiegel Grove vor Key Largo. Beide Wracks sind Teil des sogenannten Shipwreck Trail. Dieser umfasst von Nord nach Süd insgesamt ... - Date : Mon, 17 Jan 2011 12:29:37 GMT+00:00
Les démolisseurs de l'extrême - TV8.ch Tweet this news
TV8.ch--Des démolisseurs sont chargés de saborder un navire, le «-Hoyt- S -Vandenberg-», afin de le transformer en récif artificiel. Une mission délicate car il s'agit ... - Date : Wed, 19 Jan 2011 20:33:34 GMT+00:00
Relics to Reefs - National Geographic Tweet this news
National Geographic---...- Photograph by David Doubilet -General Hoyt S-. -Vandenberg- was sunk, a diver descended to inspect the ship, which landed perfectly upright. ... - Date : Tue, 18 Jan 2011 21:58:11 GMT+00:00
Prep Roundup: San Luis Obispo keep PAC 7 girls tennis streak intact by downing ... - San Luis Obispo Tribune (blog) Tweet this news
San Luis Obispo Tribune (blog)--Jessica Chellsen, Alex Attala and Beth -Hoyt- had seven kills apiece, while -Hoyt- also contributed a match-high six aces for the Tigers. ... - Date : Fri, 17 Sep 2010 06:30:14 GMT+00:00

Government offices
Preceded by
Rear Admiral Sidney W. Souers
Director of Central Intelligence
June 10, 1946 - May 1, 1947
Succeeded by
Rear Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter
Military offices
Preceded by
General Carl Spaatz
Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force
1948 - 1953
Succeeded by
General Nathan Farragut Twining

Directors of Central Intelligence and Central Intelligence Agency

Central IntelligenceSidney Souers * Hoyt Vandenberg * Roscoe H. Hillenkoetter * Walter B. Smith * Allen W. Dulles * John A. McCone * William Raborn * Richard Helms * James R. Schlesinger * William Colby * George H. W. Bush * Stansfield Turner * William J. Casey * William H. Webster * Robert Gates * R. James Woolsey, Jr. * John M. Deutch * George Tenet
Central Intelligence AgencyPorter J. Goss * Michael Hayden * Leon Panetta

Chiefs of Staff of the United States Air Force

Spaatz * Vandenberg * Twining * White * LeMay * McConnell * Ryan * Brown * Jones * Allen * Gabriel * Welch * Dugan * Loh (acting) * McPeak * Fogleman * Ryan * Jumper * Moseley * Schwartz



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