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.
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Watch the film trailer here: