The next morning, on Aug. 14, 1945, Yellin told Schlamberg to fly alongside the wing of his P-51 Mustang fighter plane. Yellin flew the final combat mission of World War II on Aug. 14, 1945. His Jewish faith, he discovered, meant he had to work especially hard to prove his worth as a fighter pilot. “Anybody who has the guts to see me is a fighter pilot,” he recalls being told. Now, Yellin visits Japan frequently, and said he has been warmly received at Japanese war commemoration ceremonies in Iwo Jima.
Source: Washington Post December 07, 2017 12:03 UTC