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National Museum of American Jewish Military History

October 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Jerry Yellin will join us at the National Museum of American Jewish History and discuss the last mission of World War II flown by two Jewish pilots. One died and one came home. In a new book, New York Times bestselling author Don Brown (Treason) sits down with Yelllin, now ninety-one 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 15th, 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.


National Museum of American Jewish Military History
1811 R St NW
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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