August 27, 2003


A very early wartime photo of the War Plans Division, consisting
of Brigadier Generals Crawford, Eisenhower (as deputies), and the
Chief of the War Plans Division, Leonard Gerow. Ike is removing a
set of reading glasses from a case in this unusual photograph,
taken when the war was only six weeks old, on January 26, 1942.
Ike would be promoted to Major General on March 27, 1942,
after less than seven months as a brigadier general.