US Army Tank Crewman 1941–45

European Theater of Operations (ETO) 1944–45

US Army Tank Crewman 1941–45 cover

US Army Tank Crewman 1941–45

European Theater of Operations (ETO) 1944–45

Description

Revealing what it was like to live and fight in a medium tank 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 welltrained 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.

Product details

Published Aug 20 2013
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472805423
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 58 b/w; 8 col
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 78
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

Illustrator

Howard Gerrard

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