ASSIGNMENTS: To Duty

Noteworthy last week were the following assignments to duty:

To return to his post as U.S. Minister to New Zealand, onetime Secretary of War Patrick Jay Hurley.

Put in command of the Army Engineers' big Southwestern Division, Colonel Robert Reese Neyland Jr., coach of the Eastern Army football team, formerly coach at the University of Tennessee.

Appointed chief of the Navy's Bureau of Ships (charged with the building and maintenance of war vessels), Captain Edward Lull Cochrane, 50, succeeding Rear Admiral Alexander H. Van Keuren, 61.

Nominated for the rank of lieutenant general, Major General George Churchill Kenney, commander of the Allied air force...

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