Tank Action is a very good read for a view from the turret during WWII. In this case, the view is from the commander's hatch in a British Sherman from Normandy through Holland into Germany. The author had me hooked when he explained how he bore-sighted his Sherman's main gun after his gunner refused to do it. It was the same way that tankers have always done using string and a target. I did this on both M60's and M1A1's, though the latter had the boresight device that made I much easier.
Back to the book. I thought it was very well written explaining his insights into his crew and other soldiers in his unit, particularly the effects of combat fatigue, which he experienced, too. He does a wonderful job of describing the Sherman both the pluses and minuses. Especially interesting to me was how his unit used tactics to overcome the Sherman's shortcomings to successfully engage Panthers, Mark IV's and even a Tiger!
If you are interested in WWII armor combat experiences and the human side of a Sherman crew, I highly recommend this book.