Watch this fascinating brief 5 minute Interview with fighter pilot, Jerry Yellin, who flew the last mission of WWII, one from Iwo Jima to Japan. It was taped on that same famous island from which came that iconic view so often seen of the six heroic Marines raising the stars and stripes in victory over Mt. Suribachi. The interview was made for the 70th anniversary of that last world war’s ending in 1945.
Listen carefully to what Jerry Yellin says – and how he says it. You might wonder how many still surviving WWII veterans have kept themselves in such good condition for so long and can still fit into the uniforms they so proudly wore 70 years ago. Take note of his superb and articulate delivery, no teleprompter, just a 91 year old former Army Air Corps fighter pilot representing that great generation which went abroad to successfully protect our personal liberties and freedoms against the axis powers. This former Army Aviator has a few surprises and a clearly admirable personal philosophy.
To see Captain Yellin’s 70th War Ending Anniversary Interview, just click on his image below. This video interview comes to us from FASF Media Scout, James Purcell, of Detroit, Michigan and courtesy of the Defense Department’s “DVIDS” production team, Corporal Isaac Ibarra, was the Videographer.