US Army Tank Crewman 1941-45 by Steven Zaloga
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US Army Tank Crewman 1941-45
By Steven Zaloga

US Army Tank Crewman 1941-45

European Theatre of Operations (Eto) 1944-45

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US Army Tank Crewman 1941-45 by Steven Zaloga

Book Description

This title is structured around the career of a single tanker from 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division, revealing what it was like to live and fight in a medium tank. 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 specialised clothing and personal weaponry.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841765549
ISBN-10: 1841765546
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 6mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 24-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Steven Zaloga

Steven J Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armoured vehide development. His main area of interest is US military affairs in World War II and beyond, and he has also written extensively on Soviet armoured forces. Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art and has been a freelance designer and illustrator for over 20 years. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy and has illustrated a number of books for Osprey including Campaign 69: 'Nagashino 1575' and Campaign 72: 'Jutland 1916'. Howard lives and works in Kent.

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