WWII Vet Jerry Yellin
Jerry’s Last Mission
Jerry’s Last Mission is the powerful story of fighter pilot Jerry Yellin who flew the last combat mission of World War II over Japan and returned home a hero, but led a dark life of survivor’s guilt and daily thoughts of suicide. Married with four sons, Yellin was forced to face his enemy once again when his youngest son moved to Japan and married the daughter of a Kamikaze pilot.
The documentary was directed by Louisa Merino and co-produced by Melissa Hibbard and Oscar winner Ed Cunningham.
The documentary was previewed online November 9-13, 2020 to coincide with Veteran’s Day. Zoom Q&A sessions with the film makers were sponsored by The David Lynch Foundation, which was hosted by David Lynch Foundation CEO Bob Roth, Director of Veterans Programs Vin DeCrescenzo, and President of Operation Warrior Shield, Ed Schloeman, and by Regnery History, which was hosted by Alex Novak.
Jerry’s Last Mission is now available for viewing on Apple TV and iTunes, as well as on Altavod.
To get updates about the documentary follow Jerry’s Last Mission social media pages or keep an eye on this website or the documentary’s website.
Watch the film trailer here:
Jerry has left us and are of course brokenhearted.
We will miss him.
We will miss his purity of purpose and his consuming commitment to tell his story and speak for those who cannot.
We will miss his ready wit and courageous willingness to share his experiences of war and life.
His message of reconciliation, forgiveness and unity of humanity will endure.
Jerry’s legacy is unique and to be treasured.
Watch this site for news of memorial services, the progress on the documentary film of his life
“Jerry’s Last Mission”, and further coverage of Jerry and his mission.
Jim & Ginger Belilove
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Any money raised through this site, beyond Jerry’s travel expenses and film production cost, will be donated to a suitable charity for veterans.
You can donate to Jerry Yellin’s Resilient Warrior Fund at the David Lynch Foundation to help veterans and first responders learn TM to help cope with PTSD.