US Tank and Tank Destroyer Battalions in the ETO 1944-45

US Tank and Tank Destroyer Battalions in the ETO 1944-45

by Steven J. Zaloga
     
 

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Overshadowed by the United States Army's armored divisions, the separate tank and tank destroyer battalions had the difficult mission of providing armored support for US infantry divisions in the 1944–45 campaigns. This book details the organizational structures and deployment of these units: the standard tank battalions, tank battalions (light), tank battalions

Overview

Overshadowed by the United States Army's armored divisions, the separate tank and tank destroyer battalions had the difficult mission of providing armored support for US infantry divisions in the 1944–45 campaigns. This book details the organizational structures and deployment of these units: the standard tank battalions, tank battalions (light), tank battalions (mine exploder) and tank battalions (special), self-propelled and towed tank destroyer battalions. It also covers the tactics used by these units in their attempts to assist the infantry, as well as providing a listing of all the battalions that took part in the Northwest Europe campaign.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472800015
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/20/2013
Series:
Battle Orders , #10
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
366,747
File size:
33 MB
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Meet the Author

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 armored vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in World War II, and he has also written extensively on American armored forces.

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