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Patton's Panthers:

The African-American 761st Tank Battalion In World War II

Paperback (368 pages), kindle
On the battlefields of WWII, the men of the African-American 761st Tank Battalion under General Patton broke through enemy lines with the same courage with which they broke down the racist limitations set upon them by others
proving themselves as tough, reliable, and determined to fight as any tank unit in combat.

Patton's Panthers:

On the battlefields of World War II, the men of the African-American 761st Tank Battalion under General Patton broke through enemy lines with the same courage with which they broke down the racist limitations set upon them by others -- proving themselves as tough, reliable, and determined to fight as any tank unit in combat.

Beginning in November 1944, they engaged the enemy for 183 straight days, spearheading many of Patton's offensives at the Battle of the Bulge and in six European countries. No other unit fought for so long and so hard without respite. The 761st defeated more than 6,000 enemy soldiers, captured thirty towns, liberated Jews from concentration camps -- and made history as the first African-American armored unit to enter the war.

This is the true story of the Black Panthers, who proudly lived up to their motto (Come Out Fighting) and paved the way for African-Americans in the U.S. military -- while battling against the skepticism and racism of the very people they fought for.

General George S Patton...

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  • 04 Apr 41: Promoted to Major General (shows full promotions table)
  • 06 Mar 43: Named the commanding officer of the US II Corps
  • 12 Mar 43: Promoted to Lieutenant General
  • 03 Aug 43: First slapping incident, this one in Sicily
  • 10 Aug 43: Second slapping incident, this one in Italy
  • 01 Aug 44: Patton's US 3rd Army is activated in France
  • 02 Aug 44: 9th AF begins flying only missions Patton requests
  • 16 Aug 44: Promoted to Major General
  • 09 Dec 44: Circulates "Weather Prayer" to every man in 3rd Army
  • 25 Dec 44: Sends a Christmas card to every man in 3rd Army
  • 26 Dec 44: 10th Armored Division relieves defenders of Bastogne
  • 24 Mar 45: Ritualistically urinates into the Rhine
  • 14 Apr 45: Promoted to permanent rank of 4-star general
  • 09 Jun 45: Honored at Los Angeles parade with Doolittle
  • 02 Oct 45: Removed from command for remarks about former Nazis
  • 09 Dec 45: Seriously injured in automobile accident in Germany
  • 21 Dec 45: Dies from injuries sustained in the car accident
  • 19 Mar 47: Casket moved within Luxembourg American Cemetery

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  • 06 Jul 42: Jackie Robinson refuses to sit in the back of an Army bus

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