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The Resource The last fighter pilot : the true story of the final combat mission of World War II, Don Brown with Captain Jerry Yellin ; forewords by Captain Jerry Yellin and Melanie Sloan

The last fighter pilot : the true story of the final combat mission of World War II, Don Brown with Captain Jerry Yellin ; forewords by Captain Jerry Yellin and Melanie Sloan

Label
The last fighter pilot : the true story of the final combat mission of World War II
Title
The last fighter pilot
Title remainder
the true story of the final combat mission of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Don Brown with Captain Jerry Yellin ; forewords by Captain Jerry Yellin and Melanie Sloan
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From April to August of 1945, Captain Jerry Yellin and a small group of fellow fighter pilots flew dangerous bombing and strafe 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. Bestselling author Don Brown (Treason) sits down with Yelllin, now ninety-three years old, to tell the incredible true story of the final combat mission of World War II. Nine days after Hiroshima, on the morning of August 14th, Yellin and his wingman 1st Lieutenant Phillip 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."--Amazon.com
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Don
Dewey number
940.54/4973092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D790.262 78th
LC item number
.B76 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Yellin, Jerry
  • United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yellin, Jerry
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fighter pilots
Label
The last fighter pilot : the true story of the final combat mission of World War II, Don Brown with Captain Jerry Yellin ; forewords by Captain Jerry Yellin and Melanie Sloan
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223118436311
  • 31223118436196
  • 31223118436162
  • 31223118436188
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 222 pages
Isbn
9781621575061
Lccn
2017033787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)994206189
Label
The last fighter pilot : the true story of the final combat mission of World War II, Don Brown with Captain Jerry Yellin ; forewords by Captain Jerry Yellin and Melanie Sloan
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223118436311
  • 31223118436196
  • 31223118436162
  • 31223118436188
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-215) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xxxiii, 222 pages
Isbn
9781621575061
Lccn
2017033787
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)994206189

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