Skip to comments.Was Patton killed?
Posted on 12/19/2010 12:17:44 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
Sixty-five years ago this month, Gen. George S. Patton Jr., hero of World War II and an outspoken critic of the Soviets, was en route to a Sunday hunting trip, a day before permanently leaving Europe, when he was critically injured in a vehicle accident on a deserted two lane highway near Mannheim, Germany.
A large US army truck that Pattons driver later said was waiting for them, suddenly and without signaling abruptly turned into his limousines path, causing a head-on crash. Even though Patton had an aide with him and the driver of the truck had one or two passengers in the cab, no one but Patton was hurt. He suffered a paralyzing broken neck.
Despite it being early on a no-work day, a horde of military personnel, including a brigadier general, quickly arrived at the scene. And although there were facilities in Mannheim, he was taken to a hospital 20 miles away where, when he arrived, the prognosis was bad. They expected him to die.
But the tough general, vowing to go home and tell block-busting secrets, rallied. And in a little over a week he was fit enough to be readied for a grueling trans-Atlantic flight home. On the eve of that flight, he had a sudden relapse. Blood embolisms choked his breathing. Within 24 hours he was dead.
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Interesting,I saw something about this back a ways and the presumption then was he was killed by a blow to the neck with a rubber bushing fired at close range.
Thanks for posting, I’ve become increasingly interested in Patton’s death as the years go by.
From the grassy knoll.
A few more if they're not doing anything...George Washington, JP Jones, Thomas Jefferson (along with James Madison, if for nothing else, to explain to the ACLU what was meant in our founding documents) Stonewall Jackson and Blackjack Pershing.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Hello All, here’s the link to Amazon for the recent book on this topic. An entire show on Coast To Coast AM was devoted to this topic.
As much as one wants to believe our government would not have one of its greatest warriors iced, both his popularity and outspoken anti-communist views certainly would have been a huge impediment to the post-war agreements hammered out a Yalta. We're only now coming to grips with (and paying for) the level of communist infiltration into western diplomatic and intelligence circles. I can't say definitively that the OSS killed Patton, but I think it would be safe to assert that there's more to the circumstances surrounding his death than has been publicly aired.
There have been suspicions about this for many years.
This adds further details that I haven’t heard before.
It wouldn’t be too surprising. Roosevelt was surrounded by Communists, and was virtually a Communist himself. And although Harry Truman seems to be viewed more sympathetically by conservatives now than he was at the time, he was responsible for giving China to the Communists.
Patton, of course, wanted to take Berlin for the western allies, before the Russians got there, but he was not permitted to do it. Roosevelt had agreed to hand over Eastern Europe to good old Uncle Joe, as he was commonly called during the war.
Conspiracy, no. Automobile accident, yes.
Are you serious?
I am sure that you know that the man driving Patton’s limo on the fateful day was the same man who was driving JFK’s limo in Dallas on 11.22.1963.
Moreover, it was that very same limo driver who drove President Lincoln to Ford’s Theater.
Even more amazing is the fact that the Titanic sank exactly 47 years (and some months and days) after Lincoln’s “assassination”.
I think that it is pretty clear that Pattons death will go unpunished regardless of the results of any investigation.
As this article points out the driver of the truck is already dead. Those who ordered the assassination undoubtedly would be even older than the driver ensuring that they also are already dead.
Yes certainly Pattons death should be investigated but the opportunity for punishment is long gone.
He would not have started a war, but he would have been impossible to ignore, along with Macarthur on the subject of partial warfare, political BS. He most assuredly was killed by forces within our own govt.
“From the grassy knoll.”
No from behind
And it is even stranger that while President’s Lincoln’s name was Lincoln and Lincoln was born on a Continent, he choose not to drive a Lincoln Continental, but a Cadillac, which was named after a French explorer!
Patton’s military career was pretty much finished at the end of WWII because of his political views and outspoken attitude. There was no need to kill him.