George S. Patton Jr. (World
War II - Part 1)
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In July 1932, Patton served under Army Chief of Staff General Douglas
MacArthur, as a major leading 600 troops, including the 3rd Armored
Cavalry Regiment, in an action to disperse the protesting veterans in
What was the protesting group known as?
Veterans for Aid
Veterans of Foreign Wars
2) In 1940, Congress authorized the
creation of the 1st and 2nd Armored Divisions. Col. Patton became a
brigade commander. The unit was 2nd Armored Brigade, US 2nd Armored
3) On October 2, 1940, what rank was Patton
4) In April 1941, George was made
Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Corps. 2nd Air Force.
5) In 1943 and 1943, Patton served with the
U.S. Army in North Africa.
What happened on March 6, 1943?
Replaced Major-General Lloyd Fredendall
as commander of the II Corps
After his World War I injury reoccurred,
he was sent home
Replaced Gen. Dwight Eisenhower as
commander of the U.S. troops in North Africa
6) As a result of his accomplishments in
North Africa, Patton was given command of the Seventh Army in preparation
for the 1943 invasion of Sicily. The Seventh Army's mission was to protect
the left (western) flank of the British Eighth Army as both advanced
northwards towards Messina.
7) In August 1943, Patton slapped two
soldier at the army hospital. The soldiers claimed "shell shock."
did Eisenhower do?
Relieved Patton from commanding U.S. 7th
Sent Patton home
Given command of the invasion of
8) In August 1944, what unit was Patton
First U.S. Army Group
U.S. Third Army
U.s. Fifteenth Army
9) General Patton's offensive, however,
came to a screeching halt on August 31, 1944, as the Third Army literally
ran out of gas near the Moselle River, just outside of Metz, France.
10) The time needed to resupply was just
enough to allow the Germans to further fortify the fortress of Metz. In
October and November, the Third Army was mired in a near-stalemate with
the Germans, with heavy casualties on both sides. By November 23, however,
Metz had finally fallen to the Americans.
When was the last time the city
had been taken?
Seven Year War
World War I