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Faith of My Fathers - Chapters 7-12 Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 7, one of John McCain's earliest memories was when the Japanese sank the fleet in Pearl Harbor when he was five years old. John's father left right away and John McCain saw very little of him over the next four years. Jack commanded three submarines during the war, the second being the USS Gunnel. It was a wreck on a sense and beacon ship during the American invasion of North Africa in Operation Torch. It used infrared searchlights to line up the invading armada along the landing beaches. After the mission was over, it was supposed to fly the American flag under illumination and head for safety. As they were heading out, they were caught in friendly fire. The USS Gunnel's next stop was a British submarine base in Scotland. On the way there, they encountered difficulties including enemies chasing them and...

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