Category Archives: ‘Jerry’s

‘Jerry’s Last Mission’: How WWII’s last combat pilot became a lifelong testament of the human spirit


“I look out there now and can’t believe we were enemies,” Jerry Yellin muses in the aptly named documentary “Jerry’s Last Mission,” the veteran’s admiring eyes looking out from the window of the train as the Japanese countryside races by. Nearly 70 years earlier, Yellin, then a captain of the Army’s 78th Fighter Squadron, was […]