Recently I posted a request for book suggestions for the experiences of ordinary soldiers in the Italian campaign (Link: Looking for good books on the Italian campaign) and I was just overwhelmed by the quality and numbers of the suggestions. I've ordered 9 books already and perusing the ones which have arrived so far, they seem exactly what I wanted. So given how well done that was I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a similar matter: books of the accounts of sailors in WW2. I'd love to hear suggestions for diaries, or memoirs written not too many years after the events that the memories have faded. Any theatre of the war - Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean, etc, any Allied navy. I have a personal interest in smaller ships, especially destroyers, and especially accounts of life on ships that saw some fighting. I'd prefer accounts written by ordinary ratings or lower-ranked officers - say, not much higher than a Sub-Lieutenant in the RN or Lieutenant-JG in the USN. Well-written, readable books would be greatly preferred. Either a whole campaign or just one event - an Atlantic crossing, a battle, a run to Malta or Murmansk, etc, would be fine, but preferably book-length to really get the detail and texture of the experience from the point of view of the sailor. Thanks in advance!