By Marcus Brotherton
A story of heroism and adventure-a memoir approximately Sergeant Darrell "Shifty" Powers, a hugely revered Band of Brothers soldier.
whilst he was once a boy transforming into up within the distant mining city of Clinchco, Virginia, Shifty Powers's target was once to turn into the easiest rifle shot he should be. His father knowledgeable him to hear the woods, to "see" with no his eyes. Little did Shifty recognize his finely-tuned abilities might at some point store his life-and the lives of a lot of his friends.
Shifty's War is a story of a soldier's blood-filled days struggling with his manner from the seashores of France to the heartland of Germany, and the epic tale of the way one man's talents as a sharpshooter, in addition to an engagingly unassuming character, propelled him to a lifestyles more than he can have ever imagined.
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Extra info for Shifty's War: The Authorized Biography of Sergeant Darrell "Shifty" Powers, the Legendary Sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers
Königsberg Bombed and sunk in 1940. Karlsruhe Torpedoed and sunk in 1940. Köln Shore bombardment, minelaying and training duties, bombed and sunk 1945. Leipzig Torpedoed 1939, repaired, shore bombardment, training and minelaying duties. Rammed by Prinz Eugen, 1944. Further shore bombardment work in 1945. Nürnberg Torpedoed 1939, repaired, escort and minesweeping duties. Survived the war to be handed over to the Soviet Union. Probably the greatest service was given by Leipzig in her shore bombardment work in the Baltic in 1945, where her efforts were greatly appreciated by the retreating German armies.
Additional 2cm flak guns have also been installed in the forecastle and quarterdeck. 2 Königsberg’s aircraft catapult was installed between her two funnels. 3 The standard aircraft carried by those light cruisers fitted with catapults was the Heinkel He 60. This aircraft was only chosen after trials with a number of others including the American Vought V85. 4 This view shows the forward torpedo tube position on the K-class cruisers. Four such sets were carried, port and starboard, forward and aft.
In fact the chain of the single starboard anchor can just be seen at the other side of the bow. The appearance of a large warship at any mooring is usually a great attraction for curious civilians. Here, Nürnberg has drawn her share of admiring onlookers. Her first few months of service were spent exercising in the Baltic. In April 1936, the cruiser exercised in Atlantic waters with Köln and Leipzig before returning to the Baltic, still with her cruiser companions, for further training. On the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, Nürnberg was assigned to patrol duties in Spanish waters, and completed four such patrols during this conflict, none of which involved her in any significant action.
Shifty's War: The Authorized Biography of Sergeant Darrell "Shifty" Powers, the Legendary Sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers by Marcus Brotherton