The Last Mission Setting & Symbolism

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Irving's Birth Certificate

After Jack's brother, Irving, is refused admission into the Army, Jack takes his birth certificate and enlists himself despite the fact that he is only fifteen.

Letters

Jack does not receive letters during his training because he cannot tell his parents where he is. However, Jack begins receiving letters from a girl named Dotty that he keeps with him during his bomb runs with the hopes that it will bring him luck.

MIA Telegram

The Raab family receives an MIA telegram informing them that their son is missing in action after Jack's plane goes down over Pilsen. This telegram is a surprise to the family because they are unaware that Jack is in the army.

Flak

Flak is metal and other debris that is shot at planes in the hopes that it will damage the planes or their crews and bring them down. Jack discovers...

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