World War II enemies confer after 65 years





FREDERICKSBURG— Jonathan Parshall, naval historian and co-author of the award-winning Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway, has confirmed a stunning moment in history.

Kaname Harada of the Imperial Japanese Navy, Dusty Kleiss of the U.S. Navy, and U.S. Navy Cmdr. Harry Ferrier first encountered each other during the historic Battle of Midway during World War II.

The three met for the first time in 65 years at the National Museum of the Pacific War’s annual symposium in Fredericksburg.

After meeting at the Sept. 15 symposium, Ferrier, Kleiss and Harada, who was a young Zero fighter pilot during World War II, discovered that they had faced each other directly in combat during the Battle of Midway and may have actually exchanged fire with each other.


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