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.
Maybe it was Monty’s revenge for Messina.
A good shot of air into a vein will do that to you.
Thanks for the info about the surgeon’s report of Patton’s death.