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Hoyt S. Vandenberg

United States Air Force Chief of Staff from 1948-1953.

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b. January 24, 1899 - d. April 4, 1954

Hoyt S. Vandenberg served as Chief of Staff of the Air Force from 1948-1953. In this capacity Vandenberg oversaw the Berlin Airlift and Korean operations. He was a strong advocate of keeping the war limited to avoid the possibility of a larger worldwide war.

Chief of Staff, Northwest African Strategic Air Force, 1943-1944; Director, Military Intelligence of the Army General Staff 1945-1946; Director, CIA, 1946-1947; Chief of Staff, Air Force, 1948-1953