What are you reading this month; May 2007?
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Guns at Sea by Peter Padfield is particularly good on early developments, I'm just finishing that one.
Fluckey was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service as commander of the USS Barb. She sank the most tonnage of any American submarine. Barb was also the only submarine to destroy a train near Hokkaido during a "deck awash" action of his own. Fluckey died within the past few months.
So, if you want to truly see how it was then, read these books.
It's been accorded the status of "classic" and is now available in hardcover and "trade paperback" as well as "mass market." Carter was in the 504 PR of the 82nd and participated in all of its combat jumps. It is simple and direct but not without feeling. It has none of the literary pretensions of "From Here to Eternity;" none of the affectations of "Dispatches;" and none of the sentimentality of "Band of Brothers." It is a straight-forward grunt's eye view of his buddies, the way they lived and in several cases died and their corner of the war. It deserves to be a classic.