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The Last Fighter Pilot

By: Don Brown, Captain Jerry Yellin - foreword, Captain Jerry Yellin - contributor, Melanie Sloan - foreword
Narrated by: Robertson Dean
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Summary

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, 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 out 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 emperor 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 after 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 veterans.

©2017 Don Brown (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Fascinating

Honestly blown away with the detail and history of this audiobook.
What hero’s we had back then and what a different world we would be living in today without them.

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Gripping story

A great story of a short snapshot of the final day's of the war in the Pacific in the last few months of WW2 Pacific campaign.
Some over egotistical claims, normal for the US eg Black Widow being time first radar equipped aircraft in the world despite it entering service 4 years after the British Bristol Beaufighter, and the P51 being the most advanced... Yet using British engines made under license.

These poorly researched facts spoilt an otherwise fantastic account of these brave men.

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The foreword tells the story.

Like a cheap.US sitcom this book tells you what it's going to tell you, several times, then tells you, then tells you what it just told you. Padded out to inordinate length, a short simple story, retold, in several ways. Worth every penny I paid for it. I said it's worth every penny.

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