You’ve probably read it, but a book that goes into this a bit is “Flyboys: A True Story of Courage” by James Bradley. It’s about America and War in general, specificially though, it’s about America at War and the preamble of WW II between Japan and America.
Plus, it has the story in it about George Bush(Sr.) crashing his plane during World War II.
It’s a good, if not rather disturbing, read.
Thanks for writing about this subject and for the link to the journal!