The Last Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II

The Last Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II


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ISBN-13: 9781621575061
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication date: 07/31/2017
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 60,334
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Don Brown, a former U.S. Navy JAG officer and Special Assistant United States Attorney, is the author of eleven bestselling legal and military books. His work includes the novel Treason (2005) and the exposé Call Sign Extortion 17: The Shoot-Down of Team Seal Six (2015), a highly detailed account of the most deadly American loss-of-life in the Afghan War—the shoot-down of a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter carrying thirty Americans, including seventeen members of the vaunted SEAL Team Six.

Captain (Retired) Jerry Yellin is an Army Air Corps veteran who served in WWII between 1941 and 1945. Yellin enlisted two months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on his 18th Birthday. After graduating from Luke Air Field as a fighter pilot in August of 1943, he spent the remainder of the war flying P-40, P- 47 and P-51 combat missions in the Pacific with the 78th Fighter Squadron. He participated in the first land based fighter mission over Japan on April 7, 1945, and also has the unique distinction of having flown the final combat mission of World War II on August 14, 1945 – the day the war ended. On that mission, his wing-man (Phillip Schlamberg) was the last man killed in a combat mission in WWII. After the war ended, Jerry struggled with severe undiagnosed PTSD. He always wondered why he survived, while so many of his comrades died during the war.

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The Last Fighter Pilot: The True Story of the Final Combat Mission of World War II 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic and raw look at war from a once young man. A reminder of the freedoms we all take for granted.
Anonymous 6 months ago
God Bless All The Valliant Men Who Served In WWII. These is a fascinating true story of strength, loss and the men and women who will always be in our hearts with a huge, huge Thank You For Your Service to Keep Us Free. Thank You Forever.