Updated Sept 07, 2017
Timeline of Events:
- Mar 22, 1945;
- Patton’s 3rd army crosses Rhine river, Germany
- Apr 12, 1945;
- Death of President Roosevelt
- Eisenhower, Patton & Bradley toured German concentration camp
- Apr 17, 1945;
- Patton flew to Paris to visit hospitalized son in law; Waters
- read in newspaper about receiving his 4th star
- Apr 20, 1945;
- attempt to shoot down Patton’s plane enroute to Riedfeld Germany
- Blamed on a Polish volunteer with RAF flying Spitfire
- RAF is Royal Air force. British.
- What would Polish pilot be doing in British plane while under Russian control?
- Four other planes observed from a higher altitude.
- The skill of Patton’s pilot led the attacker to crash.
- Codman in second plane behind Patton. Spitfire did not attack Codman
- Indicates Codman was two faced on Ike’s team. Patton trusted the wrong people who were placed by Ike as double agents to report Pattons every move
- Why did Codman fly in a separate plane that day?
- Why did the British spitfire only shoot at Patton’s plane and not Codmans?
- Why did the other four planes just fly overhead watching?
- Because Ike had ordered Patton to review his new unit. He and Bedell knew when and where Patton would be.
- They also knew this would be the only time Patton was not in his large plane because Patton had loaned his large plane to take another General from his staff to the hospital in Paris.
- May 02, 1945;
- Berlin falls to Russians
- May 03, 1945;
- Runaway Bull Cart from blind lane crashed into Patton’s jeep
- Projecting pole from runaway cart grazed Patton’s head. Nearly decapitating him.
- May 05, 1945;
- Prague partisans surrendered to OSS team
- May 06, 1945;
- Bradley denied Patton to rescue Prague & Czechoslovakia (this could have halted Soviet takeover)
- Under orders from Ike
- Last day of fighting for Patton’s 3rd army
- May 07, 1945;
- Germans Surrendered
- May 08, 1945;
- VE Day Victory in Europe
- May 10, 1945;
- War in Europe ordered terminated
- May 14, 1945;
- Donovan left for Germany
- May 16, 1945;
- William Donovan selected for Staff of Nuremberg prosecutor Robert H Jackson
- Ukrainian General Pavel Shandruk told CIC Officer Stephen Skubik
- that General Patton was at the top of the Russian NKVD (KGB) list to be eliminated.
- May 20, 1945;
- Donovan returned (to US?)
- May 23-Jun 4, 1945;
- Charles Codman & Patton in Bad Toelz, Germany
- Jun 04, 1945;
- Codman & Patton depart for Boston, MA
- Codman leaves army to remain home in Boston
- Jun 05, 1945;
- Eisenhower, Zhukov & Montgomery meet in Berlin at Zhukov HQ
- Jun 07, 1945;
- Patton arrives in Boston, MA
- Jun 1945;
- Patton told his children, during his visit home in US, that he did not expect to see them again
- Patton had premonitions of his death which were undoubtedly exacerbated by recent attempts on his life
- Per Robert Patton’s book “The Patton’s”
- Jun 14, 1945;
- Patton Press Conference
- Stimson overrode Marshall on sending Navy psychiatrist to evaluate Patton
- Jun 16, 1945;
- Eisenhower returns to US
- Jul 10, 1945;
- Eisenhower returns to Germany
Jul 14, 1945;
- Shaef dissolved
Aug 11, 1945;
- Eisenhower & Zhukov go to Moscow
Aug 15, 1945;
- Japan Surrendered
- Eisenhower returns from Moscow
- Omar Bradley appointed head of Veterans Administration
Aug 20, 1945;
- Ike & Zhukov meet with allied Control Council in Berlin
Aug 27, 1945;
- Patton met Ike at Frankfurt HQ
Sep 01, 1945;
- Maj Gen Hugh J Gaffey returned to US
- close friend who served twice under Gen Patton in Tunisia & last in 3rd army
Sep 02, 1945;
- Maj Gen Hugh Gaffey assigned to Ft Knox
- commanding armored school
Sep 07, 1945;
- Patton & Zhukov in parade over Japan defeat (Berlin?)
Sep 22, 1945;
- Patton held retraction Press conference
Sep 28, 1945;
- Eisenhower relieves Patton of Military Governorship over Bavaria & 3rd army
- Patton met with Ike Frankfurt (Hochst)
Oct 01, 1945;
- OSS dissolved by Truman.
- Covert depts of OSS transferred to SSU (Strategic Services unit)
- OSS Director Wm Donovan position terminated
Oct 02, 1945;
- William Donovan travels to OSS HQ in Berlin Germany headed by Allen Dulles
- traveling with British Spy William Stephenson; stopping off in London
- Patton wrote in diary
- I did not trust Beedle Smith.
- Nearly two weeks later, he told Eisenhower, I could not hereafter eat at the same table with Beedle Smith
- Patton wrote letter to Codman
- Today I am performing with my usual efficiency my duties as undertaker at my own funeral… Actually, while I regret being relieved for what amounts to… lack of guts—not my part though—from the Third Army, it may all work out for the best because various rules and regulations imposed on us from Washington and elsewhere, chiefly at the behest of the press, are practically unsolvable… I am really very fearful of repercussion which will occur this winter and I am certain we are being completely hoodwinked by the degenerate descendants of Ghengis Khan. People who talk about peace should visit Europe where, as I believe the Lord said, I bring you not peace but the sword… I could say a good many more things but even yet fear censoring, though it is not supposed to exist, so shall refrain until I see you. My new job in the Fifteenth Army is really literary rather than military and furthermore has the advantage of getting me out of the limelight.
Oct 07, 1945;
- Eisenhower relieves Patton of command over 3rd Army
- Patton transferred to command of 15th Army in Bad Nauheim
Oct 08, 1945;
- General Truscott takes over 3rd Army command
Oct 09, 1945;
- Maj Gen Leonard F Wing returned home from Japan Occupation with Division
Oct 11, 1945;
- Patton was bruised & badly shaken in Automobile accident
- at Bad Nauheim where Patton was newly based
- occurred at night when no traffic should have been present during curfew
- Only US military traffic was permitted after war.
- Military checkpoints on roads throughout country
- Oct 12, 1945;
- Patton was resting on Friday
- Oct 14, 1945;
- Eisenhower insists on Patton attending his 55th Birthday event in Frankfurt
- knowing Patton was injured 2 days earlier, Ike challenged Patton to a foot race across the field in front of the soldiers in the bleachers
- Patton didn’t back down
- Patton wore the new 15th army insignias but not his helmet
- Ike was trying to demean Patton over his recent firing in front of the troops & cause him harm from his accident
Oct 15, 1945;
- Patton begins editing book; War as I knew it
- Patton Letter to wife Beatrice
- “Ike is bitten with the presidential bug and is also yellow. He will never be president ! I will resign when I have finished this job which will be not later than Dec. 26. I hate to do it but I have been gagged all my life, and whether they are appreciated or not, America needs some honest men who dare to say what they think, not what they think people want them to think.”
- Since Patton’s calls were monitored, likely Patton’s Mail was as well.
- Motive for Ike to order death
- Patton Letter to Gen James Harbord retired
- I think General Eisenhower is most pusillanimous in yielding to this outcry. I shall prove even more conclusively that he lacks moral fortitude. It is interesting to note that everything for which I have been criticized in the handling of Germans had been subsequently adopted: to wit… I stated that if we took all small Nazis out of every job, chaos would result. Military Government the other day announced that from two to five per cent of Nazis would be kept. When I finish this job I shall resign, not retire, because if I retire I will still have a gag in my mouth. I should not start a limited counter-attack but should wait until I can start an all out offensive
Oct 24, 1945;
- Formation of the United Nations
Nov 07, 1945;
- Eisenhower visits Zhukov in Moscow; extended talks
Nov 10, 1945;
- Eisenhower ended Military Governor role American occupation zone Germany
Nov 11, 1945;
- Eisenhower Departed for US
- Patton’s 60th birthday; large party by staff & former 3rd army
- Joseph McNarney becomes Military Governor replacing Eisenhower
Nov 18, 1945;
- George Marshall resigns as Army Chief of Staff over Joint Chiefs
Nov 19, 1945;
- Eisenhower replaces Marshall as Army Chief of Staff over Joint Chiefs
Nov 20, 1945;
- Donovan engages in trial argument with Prosecutor Jackson in Nuremberg
Nov 22, 1945;
- Eisenhower enters hospital on Thanksgiving day for bad cold
Nov 24, 1945;
- Patton met with Admiral Lowry returning from Vienna
- Patton Received letter from General Charles P Summerall
- Your success has aroused jealousy and made enemies of those who profited by your victories. They have finished with you and now seek to destroy you.
Nov 28, 1945;
- Bedell Smith writes Ike letter
- asking for an assignment, any assignment
Nov 29, 1945;
- Donovan leaves trial & Nuremberg. Returns to Frankfurt
Dec 01, 1945;
- George Marshall sent by Truman to negotiate with China
Dec 02, 1945;
- Eisenhower returns to Washington DC from hospital
Dec 04, 1945;
- Eisenhower responds to Bedell Smith
- There are a dozen places where I would like to use you
Dec 05, 1945;
- Patton stated in transcribed call with Bedell Smith
- a discussion about Patton’s plans to leave Germany on December 10th, the day before his accident. He asks for permission to take an unnamed aide and his orderly, Sergeant Meeks, with him, as well as for some other travel arrangements.
- (Library of congress per Wilcox)
- Patton stated plans to resign to be able to speak freely
- Generals are active duty for life
- last date of diary entry
- Woodring re-enlists for 1 additional year to drive Patton
Dec 07, 1945;
- Patton applied for leave home to begin Dec 10, 1945
Dec 08, 1945;
- General Keyes spends night visiting Patton before Patton’s planned departure
- Colonel Robert S. Allen, one of Patton’s close staff officers, says the decision to hunt was made the previous night.
- “How about going out tomorrow?” he quoted Gay as asking Patton. Patton responded, “You arrange to have the car and guns on hand early tomorrow and we’ll see how many birds we can bag.”
- Patton’s driver Woodring told Suzy Shelton,
- “The trip was a last minute decision the night before.”
Dec 09, 1945;
- Sunday. Date of vehicle crash when Patton’s neck was broken
- General Keyes visiting Patton overnight suddenly recalled to HQ for conference & forced to leave
- No such conference occurred Sunday Dec 9th, 1945.
Patton considered Keyes his best friend per his own documented statements
- Gen Keyes was actually best friend to Bedell Smith; Patton’s worst enemy.
- Keyes was departing to avoid association with assassination
- General Gay & Col Harkins convince Patton to go Pheasant hunting
- Gen Gay despised Patton who thought he was loyal friend
Gay was lavishly rewarded by Ike with commands, promotions, rewards, titles & favors
- Gay gained immediate inheritance of Patton’s Commands
- Col Harkins did not go hunting despite urging Patton
contradiction; General Gay interview claimed Colonel Harkins was with them on hunting trip.
- Only one article interview with Gay in El Paso newspaper, mentions Harkins in Patton’s car
- Harkins later claimed he was in Patton’s car on hunting trip
- Haddon’s letter home confirms Harkins remained at base hunting ground Approx 62 miles south near Mannheim
- Joseph Scruce drove second vehicle with weapons & Scruce’s hunting dog
- Scruce was only driver who knew route to hunting ground
- Woodring drove Generals Patton & Gay in 1938 Cadillac limousine
Visited Roman ruins
- Possibly two ruins
- Bazata jams Patton’s car window open
- Likely, it was Scruce who jammed the window while Patton & Gay visited the ruins. Bazata never named accomplices.
- Patton found Gen Keyes car broken down on roadside; Keyes had hitched ride back
- Patton insisted on verifying Keyes safety before proceeding
- indicates radio or mobile car phone was available
- Patton changes Seat several times but was in official assigned seat during impact
Seating is assigned by rank providing pre-knowledge of each passengers position
- Scruce’s dog placed in Patton’s car front seat
- Patton returned to assigned back seat beside Gay
- Woodring slows at railroad crossing in Mannheim
- Scruce suddenly pulled ahead of Patton at railroad crossing
Presumably to lead way to hunting ground
- However, Scruce Kept going & did not return to check Patton car or his own dog
- Thompson’s truck was parked on roadside of oncoming lane
Didn’t move until Patton’s car approached & Scruce had passed
- Second truck was parked on roadside further ahead
- Patton exclaimed at something he saw in debris on roadside just prior to impact
(perhaps Bazata or something staged by Bazata?)
- Occupants turned to right to look where Patton indicated at time of impact
- Thompson suddenly veered sharp left in front of Patton’s car
- Collision of Patton’s 1938 Cadillac Limousine into Army truck
- Patton critically injured; Mannheim, Germany
- Gay already had hand fully inside safety strap prior to impact
Gay’s wrist was sprained in strap during impact
- not enough time to put entire hand inside strap after Thompson suddenly veered into path
- Confirms Gay had prior knowledge of pending impact
- Bazata shoots non penetrating projectile into Patton’s face through open window just prior to impact.
- Projectile hits Patton between the eyebrows and pealed his forehead upward in a V pattern until it reached the hairline and pealed scalp back.
- Patton’s forehead was bleeding profusely
- Impact of projectile breaks Patton’s neck causing paralysis (likely had osteoporosis)
- Patton falls over sideways, paralyzed into Gen Gays lap which is confirmed by blood smear on back of seat & pooled blood on seat where Patton laid.
- Other passengers & dog relatively unharmed
- Army Ambulance happened to appear as first vehicle to approach without being summoned
- Disputed reports of Ambulance arrival
- Delays: 30 minutes at accident site;
- 45 minutes to hospital;
- 15 minutes waiting for medical staff ;
45 minutes until broken neck attended
- Some sources report an additional accident while Patton was transported in ambulance
- MP’s showed up afterward
- Patton taken to Heidelberg instead of local Mannheim hospital
Heidelberg hospital was under command of General Keyes
- Best buddy to Beetle Smith “Patton’s most hated worst enemy”
- (Having Keyes in control may explain why Patton wasn’t taken to local Mannheim hospital)
- Patton’s driver Woodring reported driver Thompson acting goofy & smiling despite causing Patton’s injuries
- Thompson photographed grinning, didn’t care,
- Thompson drinking with 2 buddies in truck
- Haddon & Harkins were at Patton’s base that afternoon when Woodring & Scruce returned
- Per Haddon’s letter home Dec 22, 1945
- Reports indicate Patton in critical condition & rapidly failing
Broken neck, paralyzed from neck down; no sensation; breathing with one lung
- Deep gash in forehead; ripped back scalped; bleeding profusely
- 4″ pool of blood on car floor; required 4 pints transfusion
- Bazata says shot in face with non penetrating projectile caused head injury
- Investigation could not find other source for this type of injury
- Not a blunt force injury from impacting bar, panel, partition, etc
- V rip with deep gash, broken neck & fell sideways into Gay’s lap fits fired projectile scenario. Blood smears on back seat match scenario.
- Patton’s age & lack of dairy in war zone would precipitate Osteoporosis & easily breakable bones.
- Patton did not impact anything in the car. This was a stretch limo with 3 feet between front & rear seat. If he had gone forward & hit the seat, his paralyzed body would have fallen in the 3ft space.
- There was no blood anywhere in the car except on the back of the rear seat where Patton fell over sideways into Gen Gay’s lap after Bazata shot him in the head with a nonpenetrating projectile, peeling back the skin & scalping him.
- Patton left a 4 inch pool of blood on the rear seat where he laid. Patton never left the rear seat & did not strike anything in the car. This is verified by the blood report & the car design & Patton’s injuries & blood pattern on the back of the rear seat where he fell over sideways into Gen Gays lap; paralyzed.
- Patton did not lurch forward or fall on floor or impact any object. Only blood in car was smear pattern showing how Patton fell sideways into General Gays lap leaving 4 inch pool of blood on seat where his head lay.
- Patton clearly had osteoporosis for his neck to have broken so easily from whiplash when Bazata shot him in the forehead.
- The accident was staged to cover the shooting. If Patton had not been paralyzed, the waiting ambulance crew’s officer was likely instructed to kill Patton enroute to the hospital like occurred with Princess Diana.
- The officer was driving the ambulance. which was not a typical arrangement & came upon the scene without being called.
Dec 10, 1945;
- Date Patton had planned to leave for vacation home & potential resignation
- Famed Neurosurgeons; Doctors Cairn & Phillips arrive from England
- Marshall requested daily confidential progress reports from Patton’s doctors while in China
Dec 11, 1945;
- Beatrice Ayres Patton arrives with Dr Spurling
Dec 12, 1945;
- Doctor Cairns, acclaimed British neurosurgeon made miraculous improvement in Patton’s condition
Patton made amazing recovery under Cairns
- Patton was actively talking & opinionated
- Hadden wrote home
- Such a lot has happened… Sunday morning I packed General Patton and General Gay off on the now famous hunting trip and settled down to moving my belongings from Gen. Gay’s house to General Patton’s house. Gen. P. had planned to leave early Monday morning and we were going to close our house and use only his… I finished moving by lunch time and we had sat down to lunch when the call came that the generals had had an accident…
- Doctor Cairns, acclaimed British neurosurgeon made miraculous improvement in Patton’s condition
Dec 13, 1945;
- Patton was still planning on writing scathing book & expose’ of war, generals & allies
- Dr Spurling had a “hopeless case” attitude, annoyed to be bothered with Patton’s care, per Skubik
replaced the successful Dr Cairns who returned to England
- Spurling was “political” doctor, consultant, Administration, no private practice or hands on
- under Army control (aka: Under Eisenhower as Chief of Staff-Joint Chiefs)
- Walter Reed Hospital Chief of Neurosurgery & European theater
- began talking about clots & embolisms before any sign occurred
- whiskey, cortisone & aspirins should have negated clotting
- Eisenhower ordered Patton to be returned to US
- Moving Patton with broken neck prior to 6 weeks would kill him.
- Patton scheduled to return home on Dec 30, 1945
- Sgt Meeks was given training on nursing care for Patton
Dec 17, 1945;
- William Donovan arrives in NY from Nuremberg. Estimated he left Germany by ship on Dec 10th
Dec 19, 1945;
- General Leonard Wing suddenly died of a heart attack just as he was becoming a top candidate for Governor of Connecticut and a contender who was a considerable political opponent to Eisenhower’s Presidential ambitions.
- Patton began to fail under Spurling
- Despite perfect vital signs and perfect tests of his EKG, Xray, blood lab, Spurling (Ike’s henchman neurologist whom Ike rewarded with a Chief of Neurology position at Walter Reed, he started giving Patton toxic digitalis despite having no cardiac or BP or rhythm problems. See a sample of Patton’s hourly Vitals which had been excellent except for the first couple days when he had an infection in his scalp wound. This drug is so toxic it has to be given in micrograms.
- Patton’s ekg & vitals normal every day including final morning
- Did not indicate or require need for digitalis
- At 2PM. Patton was given second dose 5 digitalis pills orally. Anything over 1 or 2 is deadly.
- Digitalis overdose mimics cardiac irregularity & other problems.
- Patton had been given Digitalis which created symptoms from toxic effects
- Effects mimicked symptoms
- As the dosages diminished, Patton would rally until more digitalis was administered
- He was given 3 more digitalis pills at 8PM
- should have been given expectorant like guafinessin & antibiotic to thin lung mucus
Dec 21, 1945;
- Death of Patton
Every time they gave Patton an eggnog, it caused him to be short of breath… but they continued
- Eggnog either had been spiked with something or Patton was allergic
- But the eggnogs were clearly affecting his breathing.
- The problem only occurred after an eggnog.
- You would think they would get smart and STOP giving him eggnog.
- But he did fine when given scrambled eggs and coffee
- His vital signs were perfect the entire duration of his hospitalization. I have his entire daily charts and tests & diagnoses
- Like a 20 year old the entire time.
- BP 104/60, Temp 97.6, pulse 60, resp 24 actual vitals
- Perfect. I am reading these off of his chart from the last day
- His EKG’s, Xrays of lungs, blood tests, etc were all perfect.
- Absolutely no evidence of any heart problem or BP problem, or lung problem despite what Spurling said. He lied. I have the proof.
- No cardiac irregularities, yet they began giving Patton Digitalis on his last two days… for no reason whatsoever.
- Digitalis is highly toxic and will cause cardiac irregularities & death in even the slightest overdose. My grandmother died from it.
- There was no cardiologist treating Patton because he had no need.
- Despite perfect vitals and heart rhythm and perfect test results, The neurologist began giving Patton Digitalis on the last two days
- Many of the entries on the charts are hard to read so I can’t see every entry… except for the last day which is perfectly clear and shows how they killed Patton.
- Patton was also restless because they were giving him codeine, Phenobarbital, seconal and morphine. Yes, all at the same time. I’m not kidding. They know that much pain medicine causes the intestines and lungs and digestive processes to slow down. They were giving him a full gram of each. Sometimes more.
- Patton was not requesting pain medicines. They were giving it to him to make him sleep and would come back and double it 1 1/2 hour later. It was the pain meds causing the problem.
- In our Patton family, those particular drugs cause a paradoxical reaction like restlessness or amphetamines or panic attack.
- Especially Codeine. They were pumping him full of pain medicines to make him sleep which had the opposite effect.
- Dr Spurling did everything wrong. He was sent by Ike to eliminate Patton. So when Patton was improving they gave him tainted eggnog to increase phlegm and shortness of breath which only occurred after drinking it, Patton started refusing it. So would I
- Patton was given a dose of digitalis at 5:40AM
- Patton was given 3 more digitalis pills at 8:00 AM which he did not need and should not be given that often.
- Patton’s heart, BP and vitals were still normal despite their best efforts to kill him
- So now they got nasty and had to kill him before his wife took him home to Boston that week
- All of his EKG’s, Xrays Blood & urine tests were all perfect again on this last morning of his life.
- Patton’s ekg & vitals normal every day including final morning
- Did not indicate or require need for digitalis
- Patton given digitalis about 8 AM on final morning
- Patton rallied despite Spurling & feeling better 3 hours before death
- alert, talkative, comfortable, breathing easier
- sleeping quietly. No problems
- Dr Kenner arrives after noon with Mercuperia
- Dr Kenner was Army Chief of Surgery European Theater
- Dr Spurling ordered Mercuperia administered to Patton by IV about 1:45. This is an IM drug.
- Mercuperia is radioactive mercury. Deadly if used with Digitalis. Mercuperia Doubles toxicity of digitalis.
- Patton given second dose digitalis about 2pm
- Mercuperia unapproved experimental drug from Oak Ridge.
- Not used by hospitals or doctors or military. Dangerous drug.
- Required Eisenhower’s authorization to obtain Mercuperia from Oak Ridge & transport it to Germany
- Dr Kenner European Theater Chief surgeon delivered Mercuperia to Patton’s room.
- Spurling ordered Mercuperia to be administered via IV when it is an IM drug to be injected in muscle not a blood vessel
- Patton had no medical need for Mercuperia or Digitalis
- Mercuperia is Radioactive Mercury & was never approved for patients except one study where the patients all died because it doubled the toxic effects of digitalis
- They also knew from an earlier study that mercury did not flush from the body & was deemed unfit for patients
- So they knew in advance it would kill Patton which is why they were giving him Digitalis the last 24 hours which Patton did not need.
- Patton’s ekg’s, Xrays & vitals were perfect even that very last morning
- Digitalis toxicity cardiac symptoms begin
- No Doctor attends Patton despite recorded cardiac abnormality
- Gay convinced Beatrice to leave Patton for dinner with Gay & Spurling
- Nurse runs for Beatrice even though there are no problems reported
- Patton died before Beatrice reached room
- Kenner, Spurling, Gay & nurse were clear accomplices
- Bedell Smith managed participants to Ike’s death order
- Eliminated suspects:
Bazata was not involve in hospital killing.
- only involved with car accident staging
- claims his partner was “the pole”
- Skubik fits Bazata’s “pole” description
- I believe his accident accomplice was Wm Colby
- Soviet NKVD would not have stepped in to complete botched US internal assassination
- Unless the assassination was a joint US & Soviet operation to begin with
- or lended NKVD agent at US request
- only involved with car accident staging
- Patton’s hospital death was a US military inside job
Ordered by Eisenhower
- administered by Dr Spurling’s order to nurse;
- Delivered by Dr Kenner.
- managed by Bedell Smith for Eisenhower
- Dec 22, 1945;
- Beatrice furious over Beetle Smith as pallbearer.
- Replaced Smith with black orderly Meeks & barred Smith from funeral
- Bedell Smith leaves Germany for Washington DC
- Spurling & Keyes talk Beatrice out of Autopsy
- Spurling leaves
- Haddon’s letter home describing himself & Harkins at Base when Woodring & Scruce returned
- regarding Dec 9, 1945 events
Keyes was in charge of Patton investigation which disconcerted Beatrice
- Keyes true loyalties to Gen Beetle Smith revealed by his choice of Smith as Pallbearer
- No true friend of Patton’s would ever select Bedell Smith for Patton’s funeral
- Investigation reports incomplete & missing
- Beatrice suspicious. Hired own detectives to investigate Patton’s death but they did not have medical knowledge of classified Mercuperia
- Mercuperia doubling toxicity of digitalis was classified & unknown to most doctors
- Which is why no one recognized the drug & did not know of its fatal effects when combined with Digitalis
- Mercuperia is radioactive mercury
- General Gay acquires command of Patton’s 15th army & armored division
Dec 29, 1945;
- General Donald W Brann, deputy commander of all forces in Austria died falling off a cliff while hunting with Maj Gen Withers A. Burress & 2 guides in Kitabuhel mountains
Dec 30, 1945;
- Beetle Smith arrives in Washington DC
Jan 09, 1946;
- Jean Gordon supposedly committed suicide by gas in apt surrounded by Photos of Patton. A staged murder.
- Jean was Patton’s mistress. Niece to wife Bea. Not blood related to Patton.
- Patton’s family concedes Patton’s longtime affair with niece Jean Gordon.
- Possible assassination to silence Gordon who knew too much
- Apartment could have been easily staged to provide believability
- Bedell Smith works as Deputy to Eisenhower temporarily
- Donovan discharged from Army
Feb 14, 1946;
- Truman appoints Bedell Smith as Ambassador to Soviet Union
- Skubik jailed for 2 days
- I believe this occurred in 1945 not 1946 since Donovan was home & discharged. Or Skubik got the months wrong. Perhaps May 1945?
- Feb 19, 1946;
- Skubik arrives in NYC
Mar 21, 1946;
- Bedell Smith’s Ambassador appt confirmed by Senate
Mar 24, 1946;
- Bedell leaves for Moscow by way of Frankfurt, Berlin & Paris
Mar 28, 1946;
- Bedell Smith arrives in Moscow
Apr 01, 1946;
- Gen Keyes obtained Patton’s 3rd army command
Jun 11, 1946;
- Maj General Hugh J Gaffey assigned as Commanding General over Ft Knox
Jun 16, 1946;
- Maj Gen Hugh Gaffey, Ft Knox commander was killed in a plane crash & who was Patton’s Chief of Staff in his 3rd army & a close friend.
- returning from Ft Benning, GA in B-25 plane which first had radio problems, landed in Bowling, KY to check bearings. Engine failed while landing at Godman field & overshot runway, killing Gaffey, 2 lieutenants & wounding 4 servicemen.
- Witnesses say plane was out of control.
- Failures of radio and engine separately are not natural mechanical failure patterns. More like sabotage to silence General Gaffey. Ike was paranoid & eliminating any perceived threat.
- Another suspicious death of 4th general. 3 in Dec 45. Friend of Patton. Anyone who was deemed a threat, to reveal 30,000 allied POW’s held in Siberia & reported to families as dead & endangered Eisenhower’s candidacy met suspicious deaths before their time.
Aug 16, 1946;
- Charles Codman Jr son of Col Charles Codman, aide to Patton, died from polio in Paris, age 26
- Col Paul Harkins assisted Beatrice Patton to annotate “War as I knew it”
- Harkins ensured Bea removed info unfavorable to Eisenhower. He was loyal to Ike; not Patton. Also reported to Sec of Defense to coerce Bea to omit info for which Patton lost his life to tell the public. All his sacrifice was in vain when Bea eliminated key info from his book. No copy of earlier drafts have been found by family.
May 22, 1949;
- Secretary of Defense James Forrestal assassinated by US Gov’t for fear of his insistence on Roswell UFO disclosure to public
- Pushed out 16th story window of Navy Hospital in Bethesda, MD
- Had been abruptly fired by Truman and appeared to have been drugged & in strange daze when leaving the White House. Then flown in Navy plane to Under Sec State Lovett’s home in Florida. Then flown back to Bethesda Navy Hospital
- included in timeline as another example of US gov’t sanctioned killings of high security risks
- Pushed out the Naval hospital window & claimed a suicide
- Bedell Smith becomes director DCI (CIA). Allen Dulles Deputy Director over covert ops
- Atchison claimed in Gary, IN newspaper he replaced driver Woodring that day & drove Patton
- likely deliberate disinformation to confuse public & discredit witnesses
1951 – 1958;
- General Truscott works for Beetle Smith in CIA in Frankfurt, Germany
- Eisenhower runs for President
- Truman removes Eisenhower’s request to divorce Mamie & marry mistress; from archives & files
- Truman also removed Marshall’s strong rebuke response
Mar 11, 1952;
- Scruce dies bizarrely hemorrhaging from brain aneurysm. Blood from every orifice
Told family in advance he was going to die
- Was a security risk to Ike; too much loose talk
- Daughter said father was complicit in Patton death plot Target Patton book
- Assassinated by Beetle Smith’s CIA to protect Ike
- Kay Summersby marries Morgan
staged marriage for Ike to thwart rumors from Presidential Candidacy
- marriage ended in 58; after Ike’s second term election
Oct 23, 1952;
- Beatrice Ayres Patton Waters died of a heart attack at age 41; Scene staged with hidden bottles in drawers throughout house, to discredit her.
- daughter of General George S Patton. Threat to Eisenhowers presidential campaign if she told public about POW’s in Soviet gulags.
wife of Gen John Waters
- Patton sent soldiers 50 miles into enemy lines to rescue Waters as a POW.
- A suspicious death just one year before her mother
- While Ike was campaigning for President & Beetle Smith Director of CIA & Allen Dulles second command over covert ops
- Died one month before Ike’s election
- Died one year before her mother
- If her family reads this: her gravestone is a disgrace! You can afford to do better.
- Get her a new stone. They aren’t that expensive
- Eisenhower becomes President
- William Donovan appointed Ambassador to Thailand
- Appointed Allen Dulles as Director of CIA
- Appointed John Foster Dulles as Sec of State
- Bedell as Under Sec of State
- Patton widow Beatrice Banning Ayers Patton suffered a brain aneurysm riding a horse
dying mid jump
- repeatedly refused invitations to Ike’s white house & public speeches on Patton’s opinions
- Possibly assassinated by Beetle’s CIA to remove her as threat to Ike’s presidency.
- Died 9 months after Ike assumed presidency.
- (waited to assassinate because they didn’t want Patton death notoriety until after Ike’s election)
- Eisenhower begins second presidential term
- William Donovan struck with a series of strokes & under full nursing care
- Kay Summersby divorces Morgan
- Timing substantiates marriage was to dissuade rumors during Ike’s presidency until safely into second term
- William Donovan dies of strokes and dementia
- While attending OSS reunion with 400+ agents Bazata admits to contract hit on Patton while seated with DCI Wm Colby
- Wm Colby testifies to CIA dirty laundry to Congress
- Discloses human experiments with radiation, bacterias & chemicals on soldiers, patients & general public without their knowledge
- Reveals death of an agent spiked with LSD & pushed out window
- Reveals MK Ultra mind control program
- Reveals horrific experiments on Canadian mental hospital patients
- Colby is fired by President Ford for disclosures to Congress.
- William Colby, former CIA director, assassinated by CIA via drowning in canoe
- ratted out by son