Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Gen Geo.Patton was it MURDER?




I JUST STARTED AN OIL PAINTING OF  GEN. GEO.PATT0N,
AND DURING MY RESEARCH
I found out that Patton Our Hero is still buried in Germany. WHY?
Where were the family, how can America leave our Famous Hero buried in Germany??
NOW this would make a better movie than the untrue
one where he was hit by a runaway horse cart.

The death of General George S. Patton or

 was it Murder?
Although the accident and subsequent death of General George S. Patton in December 1945 is beyond the scope of my book about the Netherlands American Military Cemetery in Margraten, I’d like to share my research and comments about an alleged plot on this subject. General Patton is buried at the Luxembourg American Military Cemetery, and is the highest ranking and most famous soldier buried overseas. 
With his job at Fifteenth Army almost over, he planned to leave on December 12 to go back to America. Gotten over his initial rage to resign from the army and “tell the truth”, he would wait and see what job he would get in the post-war regular army. He hoped for Commandant of the Army War College, otherwise he would retire. “I hate to think of leaving the army, but what is there ?”, he wrote in his last letter to his wife Beatrice.
 The so called car accident
 The driver, 20 year old T/5 Robert L. Thompson from Camden, New Jersey, made no hand signal, something both generals remarked, and Woodring had no chance to avoid a collision. With about 30  mph Woodring crashed into the truck, crushing the right front fender. Gay had time to ‘sit tight’, but Patton was thrown forward and most likely hit his head on the railing above the rear of the driver’s seat. This took the skin of Patton’s forehead. General Gay and Woodring were only shook up. When Woodring turned to Patton, he saw the general’s scalp and saw he bleeded profusely. He fell on Gay’s lap, who asked Woodring to help him out from under Patton, since Patton couldn’t move. Photographs of Woodring taken not much later, show Patton’s bloodstains on his jacket. About this time, the first vehicle appeared which happened to be an army ambulance.  Woodring stopped it and asked the sergeant, Leroy Ogden, if he was a medic. “Yes I am”, he answered. “The general is hurt badly. Can you help him?” Woodring asked. “I will certainly try”. He proceeded to stop the bleeding while Patton was still lying in the Cadillac. In the meantime others arrived and Patton was finally put in the ambulance and driven to the 130th Station Hospital of the Seventh Army in Heidelberg, where he was admitted at 12.45, about one hour after the accident. It was the last time Woodring saw Patton. The Military Police had also arrived and started their investigation. While Woodring deeply regretted what happened, the truck driver Thompson at the time didn’t seem to realize the gravity of his careless driving. As Woodring said, “he thought it a big joke” and “didn’t seem to care at all”. He was under the influence and “goofy” and repeated with a stupid grin to the assembled spectators that he had hit Patton’s car. Woodring was so mad at Thompson for this behavior, he “wanted to shoot him”. A photograph of Thompson at the accident site shows him smiling. Also, Thompson had two other men with him in the cab of the truck to share the bottle with. 
Lieutenants Vanlandingham and Smith of the 818th Military Police Company investigated the accident, but little interviewing was done. It was so obvious, the accident apparently just happened. Woodring’s and General Gay’s statements were identical.



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They  called him BadAss


posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery Comments are welcome

11 comments:

Tara Dillard said...

And England got rid of Winston after the war.

So. There you have it. Here we are.

XOT

DUTA said...

Whether he was murdered or not, general Patton, one of the great military figures in history, should have been burried in America.
His family, if he had one, shouldn't have kept silent on that. On the other hand, who knows, maybe it was his wish or the family's wish that he would rest his final rest with his soldiers in the same cemetery.

Renée Finberg said...

Very interesting.

Peggy Jones said...

It is indeed interesting and baffling. Enjoy your painting.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YVONNE! Hello!

First of all, I had no idea you oil painted! BRAVO! Secondly, I knew General Patton's son and daughter; they lived not far from me in South Hamilton, Mass. and his son was a client of ours. What an interesting legacy, and I heard straight from his children very interesting stories about their father.

Enjoy your oil painting! Anita

Yvette said...

There will probably always be conspiracy theories surrounding the deaths of these sorts of people. Who knows what really happened? You've made me want to read more about it, Yvonne.

joanny said...

Interesting! Anita I have a question for you,, what did the family say about him buried in of all places Germany? Would love to know?

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Lady Di Tn said...

Once again I feel like my whole of history has been widen by your post. If I could only read one subject for the rest of my time here, it would be history. Therefore, this post is right down my alley. It would make a grand movie but who would play Patton? Now I must run along because today my computer time is reading all the blog post I have missed. Spring is a busy time on the hill so I have to give up something and that is less time on the computer. Peace

joanny said...

love your paintings and painting style
some favorites naturally I loved all the ones you already sold...LOL
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WHERE ARE YOU? # 103 ( would make a good dust cover for a mystery or romance novel)
AFTER THE BALL # 156 *love this one another good one for a cover of a book


different category
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DOCK AT THE BAY # 175

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THE RED COATS # 186 -

La Petite Gallery said...

Joanny, My friend told me not to paint people I do not do a good job,
I just did the Generals and now I see my work is too stark and cartoonist.
So now I have 3 different vote's on Dock at the bay, 2 votes for fishing boats.
My friend An artist, famous, liked Where are you also (lady w/lantern).
That got me started on Florence Nightingale, I am painting 2 at a time and which ever comes out best I finish, I have an art shop full of art and wondering what will happen after I die. Hope they don't torch them. Do you paint you are so talented and have a beautiful soul. Yvonne

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