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Publisher's 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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5 out of 5 stars
By Nj-Mike on 06-21-18

what a wonderful heartwarming story

A great story
anytime there's a story about burning Japs by the hundred of thousands that's a great book get there with the Japs did in World War II they should be lucky I'm not president I'd be dropping the atomic bombs on them every fucking week but I don't have to do that because God's taking care of it karma Fukushima Nagasaki Hiroshima the firebombing of Tokyo Vengeance for the world fuck Japan fuck the emperor and the fucking horse he rode in on the Bataan Death March and much much more makes you want to actually go out and murder every Jap you fucking see anybody that thinks I'm a racist fuck you read history read about the Rape of Nanking where these Jap bastards head head chopping off contest can you imagine that makes me want to find a job right now he cut his mother fucking head off

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5 out of 5 stars
By mark malara on 04-26-18

fantastic story

good book
the narrator was super
I did not know there would be an epilogue

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