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Discussion in '☆☆ New Recruits ☆☆' started by P-51 pilot, Oct 3, 2008.

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    P-51 pilot WWII Veteran

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    Hello everyone, and greetings from P-51 pilot. I am available to talk to anyone about the air war over Japan as I participated in it and have written about it. My new book The Blackened Canteen talks about an unusual event when 23 B-29 crewmen were killed in a mid-air collision over Japan and were buried by a Japanese man. You can see a 3 minute clip of the 2008 ceremony at jerryyellin.com
     
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    Greets P-51 pilot may I ask the unit you served in the Pacific. As this is Jacks hello thread maybe we can have you start up a separate one about yourself and the mission you flew ? had a good friend served in recon flying P-38's, later P-51's

    Erich
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome Mr Yellin,

    Thanks for joining our little forum, it is an honor to have you here.

    Also, thank your defending our nation all those years ago. My family and I are grateful for your sacrifice.

    I sent you a PM a few minutes ago.

    Here is a plug for your book Buy Some Books - The Blackened Canteen

    Have you authored anymore books?

    If I can help you in any way, please let me know. If you can't reach me, contact the other Admins and Moderators, Otto, Erich, Mussolini, Martin Bull, Kai-Petri, Skipper or Stefan.
     
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    mikebatzel Dreadnaught

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    Hello P-51 pilot. It is an honor to have you here. Thank you for your service to this great country, and for fighting against oppression.

    Which variant of the P-51 did you fly, and where where you based out of?
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    P-51 pilot WWII Veteran

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    WOW, I am impressed. This may be a film next year, it is in the works with a Japanese director, Masato Harada and the executive producer of The Field of Dreams Brian Frankish. Keep your fingers crosssed
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Does this look familiar?
     

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    Howdy P-51 and welcome to the forum. Great honor having you here with us. Can't wait to read up on your experiences. :salute:
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Are you in this picture?
     

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    What was the name of your plane and do you have any photos of her?
     
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    ah 78th fs then ? Jeff yes recognize the snake head/viper, so flying P-51D's

    not to overwhelm Jerry but am interested in his time of service and how many missions and number of his P-51 .........

    again a hearty welcome
     
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    Mr Yellin,

    Welcome to our forum! Let me too extend my thanks for your service to our country in WWII, but also thank you for your initiative in building bridges to the Japanese people and preserving peace in this world.

    Best Regards,
    - JR
     
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    maybe a little memory bring back for Jerry ?

    from my friend Gordon H. flying one of these P-51D's

    [​IMG]
     
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    Mr. Yellin -- Let me add both my welcome to you and my appreciation for your years of service and your efforts to chronicle your experiences. I look forward to reading your future posts and your books (which have just gone onto my Christmas list!). This is a great place and I am sure you will enjoy your time here.

    Cheers!
     
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    welcome aboard mate
    you will enjoy your stay here.. cheers krieg
     
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    Wonderful picture Erich! And wecome to our new WWII Vet! Thank you for everything, it's an honor and a privilege to have you here!
     
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    Mr Yellin,

    Very happy to have You here! Looking forward to hearing more!
     
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    Glad to have ya here. Welcome, and thanks for your service.
     
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    Very interesting, thank you. I just read his Wikipedia page.
     

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