Origins / personal background of general patton george smith patton junior was born on the 11th of november 1885 in san marino, california patton’s family were wealthy and lived on a 2000 acre property. In 1919, in recognition of his distinguished service during world war i, the us congress authorized the president to promote pershing to general of the armies of the united states, the highest rank possible for any member of the united states armed forces, which was created especially for him. George patton was the u's's most distinguished combat commander he was outstanding at training and staff work his ability to command a staff went back to his experience with general pershing in. George smith patton jr (november 11, 1885 – december 21, 1945) was a general of the united states army who commanded the us seventh army in the mediterranean theater of world war ii , and the us. His methods of attack, his persuasive speeches, and his decisive tactics made general patton a vital part to united states success in wars he showed nationalism and pride for united states.
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Patton’s success while many applaud patton for his success in the war in africa, he had his greatest success on the western front for ten months, patton was leader of the third army that roamed through france, germany, luxemburg, belgium, austria and czechoslovakia. General george s patton quotes and quotations a collection of famous general patton quotes - united states army ww2 military quotes and quotations – general george patton jr wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men – general george patton quotes. 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. Patton and eisenhower’s friendship during the interwar years george s patton , world war two as a young officer in world war one, george s patton was part of the newly formed united states tank corps of the american expeditionary forces. Article abstract: military significance: general patton organized a french center for training us tank crews during world war i and championed advanced mechanized warfare during world war ii.
George smith patton, jr was a united states army officer best known for his leadership as a general during world war ii in wwii, he successfully defeated nazi germany on many battle fronts through his unique blitzkrieg military strategies. A career primed for combat james mattis would receive his commission as a second lieutenant in the united states marine corps in 1972 and while the timing of his commission would lead him to miss out on the fighting in vietnam, his was a career made for combat. General george s patton, 80, son of world war ii commander, dies june 30, 2004 major general george s patton, the son and namesake of the world war ii armored commander and a veteran of combat in the korean and vietnam wars, died on sunday at his home in hamilton, massachusetts. General dwight d eisenhower had a distinguished military career in world wars i and ii before being elected president of the united states in 1952 general dwight d eisenhower had a distinguished military career in world wars i and ii before being elected president of the united states in 1952.
Synopsis douglas macarthur was born in little rock, arkansas, on january 26, 1880 after graduating from the united states military academy at west point in 1903, he fought in world war i, and in. Us army officer george smith patton was an outstanding practitioner of mobile tank warfare in the european and mediterranean theatres during world war ii. Learn 10 surprising facts about the outspoken american general who fought in both world wars as a 26-year-old army cavalry officer, patton was selected as the sole american competitor in the.
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 patton was one of the most successful military leaders in us history, and is often credited for much of the allied success in europe during world war ii early years george patton’s childhood memories were filled with stories of relatives fighting for america in the great wars of the past. Patton in north africa the following is an the united states army would have to get its act together on its own his anti-semitism exceeded by a considerable margin the polite golf club standards of america between the wars general joseph stilwell called patton a braggart, while george marshall's wife publicly admonished patton that.