US Army Tank Crewman 1941-45 by Steven Zaloga
European Theater of Operations (ETO) 1944-45 (Warrior)

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Revealing what it was like to live and fight in a medium tank during World War II (1939-1945), this book is structured around the career of a single tanker from 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division. The focus is largely on the crew of an M4 Sherman, though light tank service is also studied. Tank operation required a well- trained and well-coordinated crew. The crew positions and roles of tank commander, gunner, driver, loader, and assistant driver are all covered in detail, together with recruitment procedure, specialist training, and the variety of specialized clothing and personal weaponry.
 

About Steven Zaloga

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Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He is a senior analyst with Teal Group Corp. and editor of their publication World Missiles Briefing, an industry trade publication on current developments in missile technology and production. He also serves as adjunct staff with the Strategy, Forces, and Resources Division of the Institute for Defense Analyses. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history.
 
Published August 20, 2013 by Osprey Publishing. 64 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction
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