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Hoyt Vandenberg

Hoyt VandenbergAKA Hoyt Sanford Vandenberg

Born: 24-Jan-1899
Birthplace: Milwaukee, WI
Died: 2-Apr-1954
Location of death: Washington, DC [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Prostate
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government, Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: CIA Director, 1946-47

Military service: USAF (1924-53)

Second Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. Director of the Central Intelligence Group, predecessor to the CIA, June 1946 until April 1947. Retired from active duty June 30, 1953. Vandenberg Air Force Base is named after him.


[1] Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Father: William Collins Vandenberg
Wife: Gladys Rose Vandenberg (m. 1923, d. 9-Jan-1978, one son, one daughter)
Son: Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Jr.
Daughter: Gloria Miller

    University: US Military Academy, West Point (1923)
    University: Army War College (1939)

    US Air Force Chief of Staff (1948-53)
    CIA Director (1946-47)
    Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters
    Distinguished Flying Cross
    Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
    Legion of Merit
    Bronze Star
    Silver Star

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 12-May-1952, DETAILS: General Hoyt Vandenberg: Needed air power


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