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Vandenberg, Hoyt Sanfordlocked

(24 January 1899–02 April 1954)
  • James E. David

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Vandenberg, Hoyt Sanford (24 January 1899–02 April 1954), military officer, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of William Collins Vandenberg, a businessman, and Pearl Kane. Arthur H. Vandenberg, an influential senator from Michigan, was his uncle. Vandenberg entered the U.S. Military Academy in 1919. After graduating in 1923 with a class standing of 240 out of 261, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Service. In 1923 he married Gladys Merritt Rose; they had two children....

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