the troops were away, civilians had to take the reins and
cover a lot of areas to protect the homefront. The U.S.
government set up a civil-defense system to protect the
country from attack.
not one airplane of the Axis was ever within combat range of
the U.S., every American town had Civilian Defense volunteers.
Air raid wardens enforced unnecessary blackouts while spotters
scanned the skies for hostile aircraft.
course, not one of the 1.5 million spotters ever saw an enemy
plane, but the ever present volunteers were there just in case.
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