General George S. Patton, Jr. with his HQ staff and dog Willie

General George S. Patton, Jr. with his HQ staff and dog Willie

This photo was taken by a U.S. Army photographer in Europe after D-day, in 1944 or early 1945. It shows US 3rd Army Commander Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. in his 3 star uniform and helmet surrounded by his staff of one and two star generals. At his feet is his English Bull Terrier "William the Conqueror" (usually called Willie).

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