This photo shows Gen. Patton's dog Willie after the general's death. Sadly, a few hours after that tragic car accident, Patton was due to return back to the US. While leading troops during World War II, Patton purchased an English bull terrier puppy that he named Willie.
Considered one of the most successful combat generals in U.S. history, General George S. Patton was a devoted dog lover. While leading troops during World War II, Patton was looking to get an English bull terrier puppy. He named him Willie, but not after “William the Conqueror” as the movie “Patton” suggested.
Snowy debuted on 10 January 1929 in the first installment of Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, which was serialised in Le Petit Vingtième until May 1930. Snowy is modeled in part on a Fox Terrier at a café that Hergé used to frequent. Milou, Snowy's original French name, was the nickname of Hergé's first girlfriend.