Portrait of Lieutenant General George Patton, 30 Mar 1943

Caption   Portrait of Lieutenant General George Patton, 30 Mar 1943 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Library of Congress
Identification Code   LC-USZ62-25122
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George Patton   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 30 Mar 1943
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006
Licensing  Public Domain

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
18 Jun 2010 07:44:56 PM

The press nicknamed him "Old Blood and Guts"
this lead his soldiers to comment:
"Yeah our blood and his guts", but all who
served under him, were intensely proud.
My late Uncle served in the 3rd Army, but he would always say, I served with Patton!
God rest his soul.
The Germans even honored him, with his own
name on their situation maps, it was called
"Army Gruppe Patton"

Further reading:

Ordeal and Triumph
By Ladislas Farago
Dell Publishing Co


If a man has done his best what else is there

At Luxembourg American Cemetery his gravesite
is marked by a cross,that reads:

George S. Patton
General Third Army
December 21, 1945

"What an honor it would have been, to have
walked guard at that cemetery".


Did you know...

The cemetery is 50 acres and contains the
the remains of 5,076, and 101 unknown U.S.
German fallen are buried in the Sandweiler
German war cemetery about 1.5 km away.
The German tombstones are dark stone crosses
compared to the white tombstones of the
American cemetery.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
25 Sep 2012 11:22:35 AM

An inspiring leader and brim–full of charisma, he was already something of a legend before he reached North Africa. But he was also temperamental and pig-headed, and was sensibly kept on a tight reign by Alexander during his command of the US II Corps. Patton also failed to understand the use of air power, something that led to a major ideological disagreement with Air Vice-Marshal Coningham.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
23 Apr 2015 08:12:49 PM

Above file photo shows General Patton in his famous bomber jacket that was given to him by USAAF General Jimmy Doolittle.

"The object of war is not to die for your country
It is to make the other poor dumb bastard die for his"

- General George S. Patton Jr. -

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