Biographical Information on Lt. Kushichiro Yamada

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Biographical Information on Lt. Kushichiro Yamada

Post by ketoujin23 » 09 Jun 2018 01:22

Hi,

I am interested if anyone has more biographical information on Lt. Kushichiro Yamada - famously among the August 14th plotters attempting to prevent Japan's surrender and also the CO of the Toko Kokutai based on Kiska - Aleutian Islands.I am aware of his war-time exploits and even have found after-action reports signed in his own hand about his involvement in Operation "U" or the December, 1941 attacks on Wake Island while based at Kwajelein. However, I would love to have home-town information and any personal information (home-town information, anecdotes, names of wife and kids if any of the latter) to fill-out my information on him beyond a laundry list of war-time postings and combat incidents.

Thank you,

Gunnar

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Re: Biographical Information on Lt. Kushichiro Yamada

Post by Eugen Pinak » 10 Jun 2018 18:36

Can only help you by mentioning he was born in Tokyo.

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Re: Biographical Information on Lt. Kushichiro Yamada

Post by ketoujin23 » 10 Jun 2018 21:05

Eugene,

I figured that but I thank you for the help anyway. I have also found information on him - beyond a possible interview in an issue of the newspaper circular or magazine "Taiyou" from early 1944 of which I've not yet found an available copy yet - to be exceedingly difficult to find other than his combat record.

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Gunnar

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Re: Biographical Information on Lt. Kushichiro Yamada

Post by Wellgunde » 13 Jun 2018 05:51

Yamada Kushichiro 山田九七郎 born: Tokyo (?) died: Atsugi Air Base
Etajima Naval College Class 64 (24/160)
3-27-1937 Ensign
3-10-1938 Lieutenant (Junior Grade)
6-1-1939 Lieutenan1
5-15-1945 Flight Team Leader of the 5th Naval Air Group; Flight Captain of the 302nd Air Unit, Atsugi Naval Air Group
10-15-1944 Lieutenant Commander
8-15-1944 Suicide.
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