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Type your answer here... Private Thomas Trotter and Private Moses Gentry were his drivers, but I haven't a clue ast to the dates of their service. I do, however know Moses Gentry lived in Birmingham, Alabama, and passed away in 2000. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Birmingham.
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Patton obviously had no problem with taking action. He would probably have opted to use military force to stop Hitler from his earliest conquests in Czechslovakia, Poland, et…c. instead of just sitting there and hoping that each small country that fell would appease him.
He was one of the main generals in the Mediterranean Theater from 1942 to 1944 and the Western Front of the European Theater from 1944 to 1945. He led to American armies durin…g this time.
a man that served his country
Patton's favorite horse was "Big Red". Big Red was the "riderless horse" in General Patton's funeral procession. That is according to my late father who was an army private at… Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, in the late 30's and took care of Colonel (at the time) George Patton's horses.
He kicked Nazi butt.
He had several jobs in WW2. At first he was the commander of the 2d armored division with the rank of Major General. He was then selected to command the western task force in …operation torch which landed on the coast of Morocco. On 3/6/1943 he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general and commanded the 7th army in the invasion of Sicily. For months before the Normandy landings in France (D-Day), Patton was involved in operation fortitude, which had the Nazi high command believe the invasion would happen at Pas DE Calais. His last and most notable job came on 8/1/1944 when he was given command of the 3d army (part of the 12th army group). His army was the extreme western flank of the allied forces, which killed, captured and wounded more enemy combatants than any other unit in th E.T.O. He is most notability known for turning his entire army 90 degrees to the north during the "Battle of the Bulge". From 8/1/1944 to the end of the war, his army blasted their way through 6 countries, which remains one of the greatest military feats in history.
General Patton's original driver in WWII was Warren George Schumacher of Richland Center, WI. Schumacher was subsequently replaced, and was not the driver involved in th…e General's fatal vehicle accident.
"old blood and guts"
Battle of the Bulge/relief of bastogne
Anne W. Patton, but she was known as Nita throughout her life.
My grandad, John Giles Hall was also a driver of Montgomery (or Monty) He used to tell an anecdote of people saluting the car when he was driving it alone and he would return …with two fingers.
The swift taking of Palermo in the Italian Campaign
In World War 2
German: Rommel, Manstein, Guderian, Paulus. British: Montgomery, Slim, Wavell. Russian: Zhukov, Rokossovskii. American: McArthur, Patton, Bradley. Japanese: Kimura, Yamashita.
My wife's uncle, Gene Boisselle, of Fall River, MA, drove Patton's jeep during part of the campaign in the European theater. My grandfather, Charles D. Croley, was one of Gene…ral Patton's drivers during WWII.
In US in WW2
Arthur O. Sulzberger
General George S. Patton, famous for his 3rd Army breakthrough to Bastogne, a town in Belgium that was surrounded by the German 5th Panzer Army. The American Troops in Bastogn…e were part of the 101st Airborne Division, commanded by General MacAuliffe. Patton broke-through into Bastogne, and the 101st said that they could've held out from the German. Patton was one of the best tank commanders in World War II. He was a good commander, nicknamed " Old Blood and Guts " He always made bad remarks about the other allies. So basically, General Patton was a great general appointed under General Eisenhower to fight the Germans in World War II. There is a movie based on him called: Patton