Patton’s Mobile Headquarters 3rd Army HQ in Europe . The Original, The Recreation and History brought to life through exhibition . In 2008 a shop Van was purchased with the expressed purpose of recreating the Patton HQ Van, used by General Patton through out the War in Europe.
Lucky Forward was Patton's own name for his famous Third Army Headquarters and from July of 1944 through the end of the War, there was no better example America's leadership or fighting ability than that exhibited through the fighting spirit of the brave men that comprised the United States Third Army.
Patton established the headquarters for his base camp near Shavers Summit (now Chiriaco Summit), 25 miles east of Indio. The Army named his headquarters Camp Young, after Lt. General S.B.M. Young, the Army’s first Chief of Staff.
It was in April of 1944 at Peover England, where Patton’s headquarters was located, that this armored car was brought to Patton’s HQ for him to inspect. Patton brought Willie with him to help him inspect it.
Patton gained recognition from the press for his attacks on several of Villa’s men. Impressed by Patton’s determination, Pershing promoted him to captain and asked him to command his Headquarters Troop upon their return from Mexico. With the onset of World War I in 1914, tanks were not being widely used.
Oct 13, 2020 · In his headquarters at Bad Hersfeld, Germany, Patton was planning the next phase of his drive farther east when he received reports about the discovery of Ohrdruf. Patton telephoned Bradley, who later wrote, “Third Army had overrun Ohrdruf, the first of the Nazi death camps … and George insisted that we view it.
Patton's Third Army Headquarters, code named "Lucky Forward" and he had known General Patton quite well. He had recently died and had left to his wife a box that he had brought home with him from the European Theater of Operations.