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of the war He had had a premonition that morning Jerry tried to replace him but the war He had had a premonition that morning Jerry tried to replace him but insisted on going I found this book to be a valuable addition to the many WWII books I possess I recommend it for you to readJack B WaltersOctober 6 2018 The authenticity of the tale as told by the author is doubtful It is vident that he is not a pilot and made no attempt to learn the particularities Excellent tribute to probably the last or one of the last surviving fighter pilots of WWIIThat being said why did they the publishers choose a photo of a P 5l BC in European theater markings when the book is about P 51 D s in natural metal that flew from Iwo Jima in l944 45 I m sure there are numerous Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist excellent photos of those fighters that could have been used for the cover dust jacket of this book and would havenhanced the focus of the storyThere are numerous mistakes in the text The fighters were not painted battle grey but left natural metal xcept for black bands for ID from nemy aircraft specifically the Ki 61 Tony that resembled the P 51 D and they also were painted with unit markingsTypographical rrors are too numerous to cite all but one of the most glaring is the spelling of ordinance with an i it is spelled ordnance Also the author fluctuates between the pilots using the yoke or stick to control the aircraft The P 51 had a control stick not a yoke like the British fighters most notably the Spitfire and HurricaneAnd last the over use of historical references apparently to set a tone about the Japanese These might be of interest to new readers without any background in the history of the far ast and the Japanese before and during the war but they come across as somewhat boring and seem to be filler to make the book a boo. R Hiroshima on the morning of August 15 Yellin and his wingman First Lieutenant Philip Schlamberg took off from Iwo Jima to bomb Tokyo By the time Yellin returned to Iwo Jima the war was officially over but his young friend Schlamberg would never get to hear the news The Last Fighter Pilot is a harrowing first person account of war from one of America's last living World War II vetera. It scooted around on generalities #AND A REHASH OF ALREADY KNOWN #a rehash of already known of that part of WWII Was looking for of a personal point of
view and xperiencesas hard as that might be Ok Gave a good insight into what and xperiencesas hard as that might be Ok Gave a good insight into what going on at the From Cottage to Bungalow: Houses and the Working Class in Metropolitan Chicago, 1869-1929 end of WW11 and with the persons involved Worth a read Great story well written loved the book The brief video of the last interview gives you hope for mankind His son wants to marry a Japanese girlher father hates Americans as does his fatherT he girls father learns her proposed father in law flew missions over Japan He then allows the wedding this man must have been brave beyond beliefI want his blood to flow in my grandchildren This interview is not part on the book but is available on line Jerry tells an incredible story Hembodies the greatest generation I ve had the honor of meeting him and having him personally tell me his story This book is a must read for war bird fans I was fortunate Fresh Water enough to get and read this book prior to meeting and speaking with Capt Yellin at the National Stearman Fly in at Galesburg IL Capt Yellin also spoke at the Fly inxplaining he didn t want a book written about him He felt he had only done his job and nothing He did however want those who flew and served with him to be remembered for what they had accomplished and sacrificed It was those men he wanted remembered Their stories Their loss It is still these men he speaks of today at his seminars after all these years He still tears up remembering them He is somewhat puzzled by why he survived all these years while they have all passed on If you read his book or hear him speak you will understand why Someone had to tell their story and he does it with great respect and much passion Terrific story about Capt Jerry Yellin and not. 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 ngaging 93 year old veteran whose story is brought to life by best selling author Don Brown Treason From April to August of 1945 Captain Jerry Yellin and a small group of fellow fighter pilots flew dangerous bombing and strafing missions ,
Summary The Last Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II,
Only his heroics but his hardships during and after WWII A
must read for any military aviation buff Thank you Don and Jerry for sharing your story I thoroughly njoyed reading thisread for any military aviation buff Thank you Don and Jerry for sharing your story I thoroughly From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read enjoyed reading this My father was in the Air Force and as I sat here with him while I was reading this book caring for him hexplained and answered my uestions about the war This really nlightened me about the wars Thank you very much for your service and to veryone that has fought for our freedom I have purchased some copies of this book to give others in our family G8d bless you all This is a small book I finished reading in one day It covers the last six months of the war with Japan from the perspective of a young American fighter pilot His final training was in Hawaii Even here he lost friends who died while training His suadron was shipped out to Iwo Jima When he flew onto the airfield which was in the shadow of Mt Suribachi it had not been conuered yet They dug fox holes to protect themselves from Mortar and rifle fire For the first few weeks their mission was to bomb and strafe nemy positions at ither Twelve Days of Pleasure end of the Island Their primary purpose was toscort B 29 s as they bombed Japan Many of these missions are described in the book The reason this book is important is that he and his wing man were sent out on a bombing and staffing mission August 14 five days after the second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki The Japanese had not surrendered There was a code word issued UTAH to recall the planes should a surrender be announced In actual
FACT THE MESSAGE WAS SENT OUTthe message was sent out Jerry didn t receive it so they carried on with their mission As they were flying away from the airfield they had attacked when Jerry came out of cloud cover his wingman was not there His name was Phil Schl. Ut of Iwo Jima over Japan Even days after America dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9 the pilots continued to fly Though Japan had suffered unimaginable devastation the mperor still refused to surrender Best selling author Don Brown sits down with Yellin to tell the incredible true story of the final combat mission of World War II Nine days afte. .