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Enemies Become Friends
Photograph by David Doubilet

Dick Fiske, at right, was a bugler aboard the U.S.S. West Virginia when it was attacked by Japanese aircraft. Zenji Abe, at left, piloted one of the dive-bombers. The two men met at a reunion in Hawaii in 1991 and have developed a deep friendship. Abe provides funds to purchase two roses each month to be placed on the Arizona Memorial while Fiske plays taps. Here the old adversaries visit the U.S.S. Missouri, aboard which the Japanese surrendered in 1945. Abe does not regret having done his military duty, only that it was a “sneak attack,” a circumstance that he says he did not know at the time.




Camera: Leica M6
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: Nikor 28mm f/4
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Partly cloudy
Time of Day: Mid-afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Reflexisol lights





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