U.S. Third Army

The U.S. Third Army gained fame during World War II while under the command of Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.  Deployed to the Western Front in the summer of 1944, Third Army executed an impressive offensive drive across France, and during the Battle of the Bulge that winter elements of Third Army disengaged from an existing fight, pivoted northward, and relieved the besieged garrison at the Belgian crossroads town of Bastogne.