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Last fighter pilot : the true story of the final combat mission of world war ii.

Author: Don Brown
Publisher: WASHINGTON : REGNERY Publishing, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Jerry Yellin; Jerry Yellin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Brown
ISBN: 1621575063 9781621575061
OCLC Number: 1012398900
Contents: Preface: springtime in America --
The Seventy-Eighth Fighter Squadron --
The first night in Hell --
A graveyard for bombers and the need for Iwo Jima --
Assessing the threat --
Hell rains from the skies --
The Chichi Jima problem: the last impediment for the fighters --
Hitting Chichi Jima --
In the mind of the enemy --
Prelude to a massacre --
Massacre of the night fighters --
Jerry hopes for a chance --
The rain; and news; breaks --
On to Japan --
The Second Empire mission and the death of a president --
Baseball, softball, and the southern boy from Clemson --
The raid on Osaka --
Five hours over Chichi Jima --
Heartbreak over Tokyo --
The blazing winds of August --
Jerry hears the news --
The enemy stalls --
Over Tokyo --
Epilogue: the final salute.

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