Skip to comments.The Mysterious Death of Gen. George S. Patton (Was it really an "accident"?)
Posted on 11/22/2012 10:20:03 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Sixty-seven years ago, on a cold December 9th in 1945 Germany, legendary American general George S. Patton was injured in a strange auto "accident" on a road outside Mannheim, near the Rhine River. The opinionated anticommunist died twelve days later. Today, the evidence that he was murdered -- the first in a line of postwar political assassinations including that of President John F. Kennedy -- is mounting.
In 2008 my book about Patton's mysterious death, Target: Patton, was published by Regnery with the core evidence, including:
* Patton was the only passenger hurt that cold day in what essentially was described as a "fender-bender." Two others in the car with him were uninjured, as were those in the truck that suddenly turned and caused the crash.
* The truck and its occupants were suspiciously waiting for the Patton car on the side of the road, according to a witness. It didn't start up until Patton's Cadillac was sighted. The truck's driver, a soldier and black marketeer who had stolen the army vehicle, did not signal when he suddenly wheeled the two-and-a-half-ton hauler into Patton's path. The truck's driver and his passengers mysteriously disappeared -- as did the sergeant in a jeep who was leading the Patton Cadillac.
* Numerous shadowy figures, including a general and other officers, quickly descended on the remote crash site, taking charge. It was a quiet Sunday morning.
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I see this as a revisionist parlor game, nothing more.
Patton spoke truth to power,and power had him killed.Exactly how high up in power the blame goes we may not know until the Day of Judgment.
Patton led the army against the Bonus Army, a large group of unarmed people just wanting the government to pay them their bonus.
I don’t know why so many on here idolize Patton, when he led the military against his own brothers and countrymen. That to me is absolutely inexcusable.
20th Century Fox studio execs had a lot of reluctance, if not outright trepidation about producing and releasing Patton in 1970, fearing that a nation weary from, and divided over Viet Nam would never want to see a "war movie."
As it turned out, the movie ended up appealing to both ends of the political spectrum. The counter-culturists saw Patton as rebel who bucked the system, and traditionalists saw him as an ass-kicking patriot.
The film of course did exceptionally well receiving multiple Oscars.
Patton was doing OK under the treatment he was getting from the combat doctors in Germany. They had to take him back to the states and put him under the care of experts that could deliver a ‘successful’ result.
It was a sad state of affairs all around. The veterans bonus certificates were set up such that they were not to be redeemable until 1945 (with certain exceptions). With the onset of the depression they demanded immediate payment.
Patton enforced the orders of McCarthur reluctantly.
I do remember, when I was a kid, my parents wondering this. I don’t see it, but ya never know.
Brad Meltzers “Decoded” claims it was an accident. The truck driver did not “disappear” as is claimed here.
Sounds like somebody is trying to sell a book.
Which wasn't due. They wanted their 'free stuff' a couple of generations too early. Of course, the democrats finally gave in. And it was MacArthur, not Patton, who was the on-scene commander of the operation.
And, of course, you are standing up for the group stirred up by communist agitators. Shouldn't you be posting over at the Daily Worker?
The current-day military will do as Patton did then, and follow orders.
I have read a carbon copy of the report of Patton’s death by the surgeon who was brought in from Boston to treat him, and was on the special flight with Mrs. Patton. Patton died from pnemonia and a pulmonary embolism as a complication of the accident. I still have access to the report and will try to remember to re-review it next week.
Additionally this story reminds me of a 1978 fiction movie entitled “The Brass Target” that had Patton being shot by a rubber bullet that cause the broken neck from the accident.
Not sure I want to know what you were eating for breakfast if it brought to mind dead mules.
Mac Arthur led the army against the Bonus Army.
Who are you to tell me where I should post? If Patton had enough decency, he would’ve refused those orders and faced down a court martial. That’s what I would’ve done if I was in that position. Marching on your brothers is wrong at every level.
Every person that joins the military signs a blank check. I really don’t think it’s Communist of me to want the government then to have paid them their bonuses.
Maybe it was Monty’s revenge for Messina.