Here’s one of my favorites.
Death Traps by Belton Cooper.
It is about the experience of a young US Army Lieutenant who was tasked with recovery and repair of knocked out Sherman tanks from Normandy to the end of the War.
Here’s a little excerpt from the book that I pulled from Wikipedia.
It’s definitely a good book to read and gives a fairly graphic account of what really happened to Armor Crews.
It’s so good that when I loaned my copy of it to a friend, I never got it back !!!
Here’s another good one to read if you are interested in Naval Aviation from WW2.
It covers both the US Navy and Marines, as well as the FAA. The aircraft covered in the book are the Grumman F4F Wildcats and F6F Hellcats, plus the F4U Corsairs.
Besides actual interviews with surviving pilots, there are plenty of artist illustrations and scale line drawings.
The book is chocked full of photos as well.
I’m not loaning this one out ……….. I learned all about that before.
On the other side of the coin this is another excellent book.
Aces of the Rising Sun by Henry Sakaida
It is published by Osprey and has stories and illustrations of both Japanese Army and Navy pilots……
All of the Osprey series of books are very good.