Famous direct descendants of hugh mercer were confederate lt col waller t patton and his brothers col george smith patton and john mercer patton, who in turn were ancestors of general george s patton, jr. This battles list includes any george s patton battles, conflicts, campaigns, wars, skirmishes or military engagements of any kind this list displays the battles george s patton fought in alphabetically, but the battles/military engagements contain information such as where the battle was fought and who else was involved. General george s patton, jr is a legendary figure in wwii history he believed in fulfilling the unforgivable minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run he proved it in his race across france, his relief of the besieged town of bastogne and his drive into germany.
General george smith patton jr was born november 11, 1885 in san gabriel, california he was known as a complicated man, and having an intemperate manner he was also known for carrying his pistol with ivory handle he always strived to train his troops to the highest standard of excellence. Born november 11, 1885 in san gabriel, ca, george smith patton, jr was the son of george s patton, sr and ruth patton an avid student of military history, the young patton was descended from revolutionary war brigadier general hugh mercer and several of his relatives fought for the confederacy during the civil war. George patton, legend of world war two essay - george c patton legend of war one of the greatest generals of world war ii, george c patton was the only true general feared by the axis forces due to his charisma, bravery, and brilliance. George smith patton, jr, would later become the father of general george s patton of world war ii fame also in 1856 george organized and became captain of a militia company called the kanawha minutemen, to which he devoted much of his time.
Family george s patton, jr was born in san gabriel, california, to george smith patton sr (september 30, 1856 – june, 1927) and ruth wilsonalthough he was technically the third george smith patton he was given the name junior the pattons were an affluent family of scottish descent as a boy, patton read widely in classics and military history. George s patton is a legendary world war ii general, but much of his character as a military man was formed in the great war his path to the numerous monumental events that he experienced there began after he finished at west point. Patton is now considered to be one of the greatest military figures in history the 1970 film, patton, starring george c scott, provoked new interest in him the movie won seven academy awards, including best actor and best picture, and immortalized general george smith patton jr as one of the world's most intriguing military men. While the punitive expedition in mexico from 1916-1917 is not one of the more celebrated chapters of us military history, it was an extremely influential episode in the early career of then lt george patton. George patton achieved four-star rank for his battlefield exploits as one of the best commanders of mechanized forces on either side during the war he succeeded dwight d eisenhower as the military governor of the us occupation zone in germany, when ike -- a five-star general -- was promoted to army chief of staff.
- general george smith patton jr general george smith patton jr is one of the most interesting military men in the history of the united states he was born on november 11, 1885 in san gabriel, california and is known as one of the most successful us commanders in any war. General george smith patton jr gcb, kbe (november 11, 1885 – december 21, 1945) was a leading us army general in world war ii in campaigns in north africa, sicily, france, and germany, 1943–1945 in world war i he was a senior commander of the new tank corps and saw action in france after the war he was an advocate of armored warfare but was reassigned to the cavalry. George smith patton, jr was a united states army officer best known for his leadership as a general during world war ii during the war, he successfully defeated nazi germany on many battlefronts with his unique blitzkrieg military strategies. The walk took no more than a few minutes, but by the time they reached his bedside, general george smith patton jr, united states army, was dead on the day the war had ended in europe, patton had remarked to an aide: “the best end for an old campaigner is a bullet at the last minute of the last battle. An analysis of general george smith patton's military achievements during the world war two 460 words 1 page the role of general george smith patton, jr in the history of us military wars 1,073 words 2 pages a look into the life of george smith patton 459 words 1 page an introduction to the military history of us army officer george.
Although he customarily signed himself george smith patton jr, general patton was actually the third in line of his family to bear that name the original george smith patton, his grandfather, was a graduate of virginia military institute, and became a colonel in the confederate army. General george s patton jr “patton” (1970) the film begins with patton's career in north africa and progresses through the invasion of europe and the fall of the third reich. No military leader in that war retains a more vivid image in the popular mind than general george patton jr war as i knew it no military leader in that war retains a more vivid image in the popular mind than general george patton. Find this pin and more on history by cali writes george smith patton jr was born on the november, into a family with a long record of military service us army, general of the army not a military genius like a couple of his german or russian contempories, but excellent allied commander through his diplomatic skills and decisiveness. George smith patton, jr (november 11, 1885 – december 21, 1945) was a general in the united states army best known for his command of the seventh united states army, and later the third united states army, in the european theater of world war ii.
The 140th military intelligence battalion (combat electronic warfare intelligence) (heavy division) of the united states army reserve was constituted on 16 july 1986, assigned to the 63rd army reserve command (blood and fire), and activated with headquarters at the general george smith patton, jr united states army reserve center, located at 5340 bandini boulevard in bell, california. Patton, george smith, jr (1885–1945) us general in world war i , he served with the american expeditionary force (aef) in france during world war ii , patton commanded a tank corps in north africa, and the 7th army in sicily. Patton served as aide-de-camp to the mission’s commander, general john j pershing, and participated in the first motorized attack in the history of american warfare on may 14, 1916, in which. Watch video george smith patton was born in 1885 in san gabriel, california his family, originally from virginia , had a long military heritage, including service in the civil war.
General george smith patton, jr’s boots, pistols, medals, uniforms, helmets, silver stars of a general officer’s rank, and more are all here, as well as the automobile in which he suffered his fatal accident on december 21, 1945. General george smith patton jr (november 11, 1885 – december 21, 1945) was a senior officer of the united states army, who commanded the us seventh army in the mediterranean and european theaters of world war ii , but is best known for his leadership of the us.