WWII fighter pilot’s Japan experience: From foe to family from The Japan Times

“The long and circuitous life of 92-year-old World War II veteran Jerry Yellin reads like a work of fiction.” Jesse Johnson, The Japan Times

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Jerry Yellin, a veteran of the Battle of Iwo Jima , answers questions on March 19, during the 71st Reunion of Honor Ceremony at Iwo To, Japan. The ceremony gathers surviving veterans, their families and active duty service members of both nations to reflect on 71 years of peace and prosperity between the U.S. and Japan alliance. Click to view video: Interview With Jerry Yellin

Captain Jerry Yellin is joined by his Japanese Grandaughter, Sarah.

Captain Jerry Yellin is joined by his Japanese Grandaughter, Sarah.

Former U.S. Army Air Corps Capt. Jerry Yellin attends the 71st Commemoration of the Battle of Iwojima on Iwoto island on March 19. | III MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE COMBAT CAMERA

Former U.S. Army Air Corps Capt. Jerry Yellin attends the 71st Commemoration of the Battle of Iwojima on Iwoto island on March 19. | III MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE COMBAT CAMERA