Kaname Harada

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Harada in 2010

Kaname Harada (原田要, 11 August 1916 – 3 May 2016) was a Japanese flying ace of World War II. He was known for shooting down as many as 19 Allied aircraft. Following the war, he worked as a farmer, before founding a kindergarten. He was an anti-war activist from 1991. He served in the Second Sino-Japanese War and in the Pacific War. He was born in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

Harada died on 3 May 2016 in Nagano, Japan from multiple organ failure at the age of 99.[1]

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  1. "Ex-fighter pilot and antiwar activist Kaname Harada dies at 99". The Mainichi. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 4 May 2016.

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Media related to Kaname Harada at Wikimedia Commons

  • Hata, Ikuhiko; Izawa, Yasuho; Shores, Christopher (2011). Japanese Naval Fighter Aces: 1932–45. London: Grubb Street. ISBN 9781906502843.