Army & Navy: New Jobs, New Fields

Able, bespectacled Lieut. General Omar Nelson Bradley last week took over the biggest field command ever held by a U.S. general. Allied Headquarters announced formation of the Twelfth Army Group in northwestern France with Omar Bradley as its boss. Components of the Twelfth Group: the First Army, which Bradley formerly commanded, and the Third, commanded by Lieut. General George S. Patton.

To succeed Bradley as boss of the First, the War Department pushed up 57-year-old Lieut. General Courtney Hicks Hodges, who fought under Pershing in Mexico, fought in France in World War I.


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