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|17 to 20 June 1954|
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|USS General Harry Taylor (AP-145)
Photo from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
|51k||USS General Harry Taylor (AP-145), date and location unknown.||Dan Kovalchik|
|299k||USS General Harry Taylor (AP-145) arriving probably at New York during one of her two Magic Carpet voyages from Marseilles, France, in 1945.||John Bednar, grandson of CDR. Leonard B. Jaudon USN, CO 28 March 1945 - 1 November 1945|
|USAT General Harry Taylor
|215k||USAT General Harry Taylor moored pierside at Staten Island, N.Y., date unknown.||Jim Geldert|
|225k||USAT General Harry Taylor moored pierside at Bremerhaven, Germany, date unknown.||Tom Crowe|
|USNS General Harry Taylor (T-AP-145)
|58k||USNS General Harry Taylor (T-AP-145), date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|85k||Water color of USNS General Harry Taylor (T-AP-145)||Bill Valashinas|
|879k||USNS General Harry Taylor (T-AP-145), ships' position, 5 November 1951, in German for the benefit of the majority of the passengers who were Displaced Persons from a refugee camp in Austria.||Tom Crowe|
|106k||USNS General Harry Taylor (T-AP-145) departing Charleston, S.C., 9 March 1954, after loading troops there. Note her updated
lifeboat arrangement and the goal post mast aft of the bridge.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. Unknown, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (T-AGM-10)
In June 1943, General Vandenberg was assigned to the United Kingdom and assisted in the organization of the Air Forces in North Africa. While in Great Britain he was appointed chief of staff of the 12th Air Force, which he helped organize. On Feb. 18, 1943, General Vandenberg became chief of staff of the Northwest African Strategic Air Force and with this air force he flew on numerous missions over Tunisia, Italy, Sardinia, Sicily and Pantelleria during the North African campaign. He was awarded both the Silver Star and the Distinguished Flying Cross for his services during this time. For his organizational ability with the 12th Air Force and his work as chief of staff of the Northwest African Strategic Air Force, he was awarded the Legion of Merit. General Vandenberg, in August 1943, was assigned to Air Corps headquarters as deputy chief of air staff. A month later he became head of an air mission to Russia, under Ambassador Harriman, and returned to the United States in January 1944. Two months later he was transferred to the European theater, and in April 1944, was designated deputy air commander in chief of the Allied Expeditionary Forces and commander of its American Air Component. In August 1944, General Vandenberg assumed command of the Ninth Air Force. On Nov. 28, 1944, he received an oak leaf cluster to the Distinguished Service Medal for his part in planning the Normandy invasion.
He was appointed assistant chief of air staff at Air Corps headquarters in July 1945. The following January he became director of Intelligence on the War Department general staff where he serviced until his appointment in June 1945, as director of Central Intelligence. He returned to duty with the Air Corps in April 1947, and on June 15, 1947, became deputy commander and chief of air staff. He was designated vice chief of staff of the Air Force on Oct. 1, 1947, and promoted to the rank of general. On April 30, 1948, General Vandenberg became chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding General Carl Spaatz. He was re-nominated by President Harry S. Truman for a second term as chief of staff March 6, 1952, to June 30, 1953, and the nomination was confirmed by the Senate on April 28, 1952. General Vandenberg retired from active duty June 30, 1953. He has been awarded the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star, Victory Medal, American Campaign Ribbon, American Defense Ribbon and the European-African-Middle East Campaign Ribbon. His foreign decorations include: Mexican Military Order of Merit; Netherlands Order of Orange Nassau (Grand Officer with Swords); Brazilian Cruz del Sol (Grand Officer), and Medal of War; Luxembourg Order of Adolph von Nassau (Grand Cross), and Croix de Guerre; Belgian Order of Leopold I (Grand Officer with Palms); and Croix de Guerre with Palms; British Order of the Bath (Knight Commanders Cross); Polish Order of Polish Restoration (2nd Class Portuguese Ordem de Avis, Gra Cruiz; Egyptian L'Ordre Du Nil Grand Cordon; Chinese Order of Pao Ting (Tripod with Grand Cordon); Chilean Medallia Militar de Primerera Clase; Argentine General Staff Emblem and the Military Order of Italy. The general died on April 2, 1954.
|129k||USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (T-AGM-10), date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|William Zarkas, Retired MSC Boatswain
President, MSC Retiree Association
|76k||USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (T-AGM-10), date and location unknown.
US Navy photo Sealift Magazine, October 1968
|81k||USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (T-AGM-10),date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|32k||USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (T-AGM-10), date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|208k||USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (T-AGM-10), date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|190k||USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (T-AGM-10) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy Military Sea Transportation Service photo.
|Ex- USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (T-AGM-10)
|46k||Ex-USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (T-AGM-10) while under tow to Colonna Shipyard, Norfolk, VA. 4 April 2007.||Photo by Mabel Clark|
|97k||Ex-USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (T-AGM-10) moored at Colonna Shipyard, Norfolk, VA., 4 April 2007. Ex-Vandenberg will undergo a seven month, six million dollar clean-up at Colonna Shipyard prior to being sunk as an artificial reef off the Florida coast. Note the Cyrillic lettering on the port side aft, a left over from the filming a few years ago of the motion picture "Virus".||Curtis A. Smith|
|164k||Ex-USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (T-AGM-10) under tow enroute from Colonna Shipyard, Norfolk, VA. bound for Key West, FL., 20 April 2009.||Photos by Sheri L. Lohr|
|71k||Ex-USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (T-AGM-10) moored at the Truman Annex, Key West, FL. 22 April 2009.||Sheri L. Lohr|
|928k||Ex-USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (T-AGM-10) moored pierside at Key West, FL. in May 2009.||Robert Hurst|
|224k||Ex-USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (T-AGM-10) moored pierside at the Truman Annex, Key West, FL. 22 May 2009.||photos by Cody Z. Shaffert|
|129k||US Navy Construction Mechanic 1st Class Brandon Burrow, assigned to
Underwater Construction Team 1 (UCT-1), surveys the wreckage of ex-USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg (T-AGM-10) during diver training
aboard the US Army large landing craft USAV Matamoros (LCU-2026), Key West, FL., 13
US Navy photo # 150113-N-YD328-095. by MC2 Nicholas S. Tenorio.
|01||CAPT. Wyatt, James Louis||8 May 1945 - 28 March 1945|
|02||CDR. Jaudon, Leonard Bates, USN (USNA 1924)||28 March 1945 - 1 November 1945|
|03||CAPT. Karpe, Eugene Simon||1 November 1945 - 13 June 1946|
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