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Hoyt Vandenberg

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NameHoyt Sanford Vandenberg
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
United States Army
Years of service1923 - 1953
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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