Alaska - Chapter 11, pgs. 683-737 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11, pgs. 683-737 Summary

More airstrips were appearing in Alaska in anticipation of United States' entry into the war. Flatch flew Shaffer around to the different air strips. LeRoy entered the Air Corps as a second lieutenant after the attack at Pearl Harbor. Lieutenant Maxim Voronov from Russia arrived and talked to Shaffer. He flew around seeing some of the sites where his ancestors had been.

All of the male Flatches contributed to the war effort. LeRoy was in aviation, his brother-in-law Nate Coop was a foot soldier, and Elmer, the father, was involved in building highways. The highway was called the Alcan Highway. Elmer was injured in a construction accident.

In June 1942, Japanese war ships were spotted near the Aleutians. They withdrew when they learn there were a significant number of planes. Captain Shaffer was proved right about the possibility of an Asian invasion. Nate scouted...

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