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Mr. Wilcox even found the former U.S. government assassin Douglas Bazata who admitted to him that he had a hand in the General’s death.
“He confessed to me that he had caused Patton’s ‘accident’ and that he had been ordered to do so by Office of Strategic services boss General William ‘Wild Bill’ Donovan.”
Originally posted by Viking04
IF there was a military leader who was a threat to civilian authority in the post-war world, it was Dugout Doug. Granted, in the immediate post-war period, ensconced in the Dai-Ichi Building, he was key to stability in Japan, but it is pretty clear that he had political ambitions. Further, his actions against the Bonus Army showed that he had little problem with gunning down Americans (Patton was there also (as was Eisenhower), but MacArthur gave the order.
I believe Patton's death was exactly as described in history, a freak accident. It probably was best for Patton, as I don't believe that he would have transitioned well to a peacetime army.
Originally posted by ANNED
I always wondered what would have happened in Korea if Patton had not died in 1945.
Patton was well known for unconventional tactics.