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The American Third Army is the cockiest of all the armies and the fastest-moving. Long on armor, it is led by Lieut. General George S. Patton Jr. and, like him, it is colorful, proud and bold. Its motto is speed and more speed. Its record is the best possible evidence that Marshall and Eisenhower were right when they refused to fire Patton after the face-slapping incident in Sicily.
United States Army, 744th Field Artillery Battalion, Battery A, World War 1939-1945, Regimental histories, Campaigns, Western Front
Sandford, William F. and United States Army, "Hilltown Able: a unit memoir of Battery A--744th Field Artillery Battalion to V-E day" (1945). World War Regimental Histories. 11.
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