- Americká 818/2, 301 00 Plzeň 3
Het Thank You America! Memorial in het Tsjechische Pilsen werd in 1995 opgericht om dank te betuigen aan de Amerikaanse troepen die in mei 1945 de stad hebben bevrijd. Het monument, dat in mei 2018 is gerenoveerd, bestaat uit twee zuilen met Tsjechisch en Engels opschrift
General George Patton
United States General George Patton made his reputation in North Africa and Sicily. The Germans feared his skill and bravura. Therefore he was put in charge of the fictional 1st U.S. Army Group, a successful ruse to convince the Germans that the invasion of Europe would take place in Calais, and not in Normandy.
George Smith Patton was born in California to a privileged family. His career began during the First World War, when he became the first officer assigned to the new U.S. Army Tank Corps. Promoted through the ranks over the years, Patton came to lead the 7th U.S. Army during the Second World War.