The Last Fighter Pilot
The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War IIBook - 2017
On the morning of August 15, 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin flew the last combat mission of World War II out of Iwo Jima. Today, Captain Yellin is a sharp, engaging, ninety-three-year-old veteran whose story is brought to life by best selling author Don Brown. From April to August of 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin and a small group of fellow fighter pilots flew dangerous bombing and strafing missions out of Iwo Jima over Japan. Even days after America dropped the atomic bombs - bon Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9 - the pilots continued to fly. Though Japan had suffered unimaginable devastation, the emperor still refused to surrender. Don Brown sits down with Yellin to tell the incredible true story of the final combat mission of World War II.
Publisher: Washington, DC :, Regnery History,, 
Characteristics: xxxiii, 222 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
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