Army & Navy - COMMAND: Up Ike, Up Andy

The most important U.S. command in World War II last week fell upon the husky shoulders of Lieut. General Dwight David Eisenhower. When he was appointed Chief of the Allied Forces in North Africa, with American, British and French land, sea & air forces under him, there was no longer any doubt that 52-year-old "Ike" Eisenhower was to be the Pershing of 1943. His immediate responsibility: to crack Tunisia, a nut which was beginning to look tougher every day. His probable eventual responsibility: to invade Europe.

Eisenhower's elevation to a full general, giving him equal rank with Marshall and MacArthur,...

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