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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 16 Oct 2021 04:21

fontessa wrote:
16 Oct 2021 01:17
1st reason is that I can’t find HIDA Masayuki (67).
If I take out the assignment to UNRYU, this is what I have for his career:

HIDA Masayuki 肥田真幸
Naval Academy 67 (87/248)
BORN - ???, in Kagoshima Prefecture
MID - 25 July 1939
ENS - 01 May 1940
LTJG - 15 October 1941
LT - 01 June 1943
Attack Squadron 251 Commanding Officer - 04 March 1944 - 01 July 1944
Fighter Squadron 162 Commanding Officer - 04 August 1944 - 15 November 1944
Attack Squadron 254 Commanding Officer - 20 February 1945 - 02 September 1945
DIED - 12 September 2012

He was also known as HIDA Saneyuki.
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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by fontessa » 16 Oct 2021 04:51

Hello ijnfleetadmiral,

Thanks for the info.
I confirmed them excepting;
Fighter Squadron 162 Commanding Officer: 5 August 1944 - 15 November 1944 (12 C13072100500 / 4 C13072102000)

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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by weiyan » 16 Oct 2021 05:49

HIDA Masayuki 肥田真幸
Naval Academy 67 (87/248)
1939.7.25: MID
1940.5.1: SUBLT
1940.11.25: Trainig fg Flight.Course
1941.10.15: LTJG
1941.11.17: Member, Omura fg / Inst, Omura fg
1942.1.25: Member, Kasumigaura fg / Inst, Kasumigaura fg
1943.6.1: LT
1943.7.1: DC, 331fg
1943.9.1: WL, 551fg / DC, 551fg
1944.3.4: WL, Attack Squadron 251
1944.7.1: Member, Yokosuka ND
1944.8.5: WL, Fighter Squadron 162
1944.11.15: WL, 601fg
1944.12.20: WL, 601fg / DC, 601fg
1945.2.20: WL, Attack Squadron 254 / DC, Attack Squadron 254
1945.3.5: WL, Attack Squadron 254
1945.9.15: Resv

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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 16 Oct 2021 06:02

Thanks for the additional info!
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Re: More IJN Officer Info

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15 Oct 2021 18:26

ZUIHO
??? – 27 December 1940 – 25 April 1942
LTJG / LT HIDAKA Moriyasu (66) – 25 April 1942 – 20 June 1942
LT / LCDR SATO Masao (63) – 20 June 1942 – 11 November 1943 (KIA)
LT NAKAGAWA Kenji (67) – 11 November 1943 – 10 July 1944
??? – 10 July 1944 – 25 October 1944
ZUIHO 瑞鳳
Hikotaichos 飛行隊長
LT / LT / LCDR* SATO Masao 佐藤正夫 (63): 20 June 1942 – 11 November 1943 (KIA)
Fighters Divisional officer: 分隊長
LT / LT HOASHI Takumi 帆足工 (63): 1 April 1941 - 10 November 1941
LT / LT MORI Shigeru 森茂(64): 1 February 1942 - 25 April 1942
LT / LT HIDAKA Moriyasu 日高盛康 (66): 25 April 1942 - 15 June 1943
(ADD) LT / LT / LCDR* SATO Masao 佐藤正夫 (63): 20 June 1942 – 11 November 1943 (KIA)
LT / LT NAKAGAWA Kenji 中川健二 (67): 15 June 1943 - 25 November 1943
Attack aircraft Divisional officer: 分隊長
LT / LT MAKI Hideo 牧秀雄 (61): 1 April 1941 - 10 November 1941
LT / LT MATSUO Kaji 松尾梶 (63): 17 November 1941 - 20 July 1942
LTJG / LTJG TANAKA Ichrou 田中一郎 (67): 20 July 1942 - 3 November 1942
LTJG / LT SAKUMA Kanzou 佐久間坎三 (67): 15 November 1942 - 25 November 1943

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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 16 Oct 2021 09:34

I'm guessing 1 April 1941 was the date ZUIHO initially started carrying aircraft? TIA for any info, and thanks for the pilot list!
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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by weiyan » 16 Oct 2021 11:59

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RYUHO
??? – 30 November 1942 – 15 July 1943
LT OKAJIMA Kiyokuma (63) – 15 July 1943 – September 1943
??? – September 1943 – 5 November 1943
LT OMIYA Masao (65) – 5 November 1943 – 10 March 1944
LT ABE Zenji (64) – 10 March 1944 – 28 March 1944
LT HIDAKA Moriyasu (66) – 28 March 1944 – ???
??? – ??? – 15 August 1945
RYUHO 龍鳳
Hikotaichos 飛行隊長
LT / LT OKAJIMA Kiyokuma 岡嶋清熊 (63): 15 July 1943 – 1 September 1943
VACANT : 1 September 1943 – 5 November 1943
LT / LT OOMIYA Masao 大宮稚郎 (65): 5 November 1943 – 10 March 1944
Fighters Divisional officer: 分隊長
LTJG / LTJG FUJIWARA Keigo 藤原敬吾 (68): 15 July 1943 - 26 July 1943
LT / LT YOSHIMURA Hiroshi 吉村博 (68): 1 November 1943 - 10 March 1944
bombers Divisional officer: 分隊長
LTJG / LTJG NOMURA Kozo 野村浩三 (68): 15 July 1943 – 1 September 1943
Attack aircraft Divisional officer: 分隊長
LT / LT OMIYA Masao 大宮稚郎 (65): 1 November 1943 - 5 November 1943
(ADD) LT / LT OMIYA Masao 大宮稚郎 (65): 5 November 1943 – 10 March 1944

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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 16 Oct 2021 19:39

Thanks for the info!
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Re: More IJN Officer Info

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15 Oct 2021 18:26
CHITOSE
??? – 26 January 1943 – 15 February 1944
LT / LCDR* NAKAMOTO Michijiro (65) – 15 February 1944 – 19 June 1944 (KIA)
??? – 19 June 1944 - ???
LT / LCDR* HAYASHI Chikahiro (65) - ??? – 25 October 1944 (KIA)
CHITOSE 千歳
Divisional officer: 分隊長
LT / LT SHIMADA Koichi 島田航一 (55): 10 September 1938 - 1 December 1938
(ADD) LT / LT KOUSEI Fusaichi 香西房市 (57): 1 November 1939 - 15 October 1940
LT / LT KOUSEI Fusaichi 香西房市 (57): 15 October 1940 - 23 May 1941
LT / LT TARUI Akira 垂井明 (63): 23 May 1941 - 20 August 1941
LT / LT SAWASHIMA Eijiro 沢島栄次郎 (61): 13 August 1941 - 10 July 1942
LT / LT ONUMA Inazou 大沼稲三 (66): 25 May 1942 - 15 June 1942
LT / LT HORIHASHI Takeshi 堀端武司 (61): 10 July 1942 - 1 December 1942
LT / LT MINEMATSU Hideo 峰松秀男 (64): 25 July 1942 - 1 December 1942

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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 17 Oct 2021 04:35

Thanks for the info!
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CHITOSE 千歳
Divisional officer: 分隊長
LT / LT SHIMADA Koichi 島田航一 (55): 10 September 1938 - 1 December 1938
(ADD) LT / LT KOUSEI Fusaichi 香西房市 (57): 1 November 1939 - 15 October 1940
LT / LT KOUSEI Fusaichi 香西房市 (57): 15 October 1940 - 23 May 1941
LT / LT TARUI Akira 垂井明 (63): 23 May 1941 - 20 August 1941
LT / LT SAWASHIMA Eijiro 沢島栄次郎 (61): 13 August 1941 - 10 July 1942
LT / LT ONUMA Inazou 大沼稲三 (66): 25 May 1942 - 15 June 1942
LT / LT HORIHASHI Takeshi 堀端武司 (61): 10 July 1942 - 1 December 1942
LT / LT MINEMATSU Hideo 峰松秀男 (64): 25 July 1942 - 1 December 1942
CHITOSE and CHIYODA were originally planned as the 甲標的 Ko-Target Tender. Since Ko-Target was IJN's top secret, CHITOSE and CHIYODA were completed and classified as seaplane tenders to conceal their original purpose. Since 24 seaplanes were planned to be installed, They were planed to have two Hikotaichos. However, the actual number of seaplanes boarded was only eight. That may be the reason why Hikotaichos were VACANT. Since they were VACANT, Division Officer may have been acting for Hikotaichos' job.
Unlike CHITOSE, CHIYODA had the capability to carry / launch 12 Ko-Targets. The below picture shows CHITOSE. Besides seaplane operation, she could carry 12 Ko-Tagets. Ko-Targets were to launch from the tender during the fleet decisive battle with U.S Navy and torpedo attack enemy ships, so its existence was kept confidential. Five Ko-Tagets carried by five I-Go submarines were thrown in Pearl Harbor attack. Unfortunately their achievements are unclear.


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Re: More IJN Officer Info

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CHIYODA
??? – 9 January 1943 – 15 February 1944
LT / LCDR / CDR* YAMAGAMI Masayuki (63) – 15 February 1944 – 19 June 1944 (KIA)
??? – 19 June 1944 – 25 October 1944
CHIYODA 千代田
Hikotaichos 飛行隊長
LT / LT UCHIDA Masashi 内田友志 (55): 5 August 1939 - 15 November 1939
Divisional officer: 分隊長
LT / LT YAMADA Tatsuto 山田龍人 (58): 15 December 1938 - 1 November 1939
LT / LT ITO Motoe 伊藤素衛 (59): 1 November 1939 - 1 May 1940

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Post by fontessa » 17 Oct 2021 06:56

weiyan wrote:
17 Oct 2021 06:14
ijnfleetadmiral wrote:
15 Oct 2021 18:26
CHIYODA
??? – 9 January 1943 – 15 February 1944
LT / LCDR / CDR* YAMAGAMI Masayuki (63) – 15 February 1944 – 19 June 1944 (KIA)
??? – 19 June 1944 – 25 October 1944
Correctly (Because of air-ground separation);
653rd Naval Air Group
Hikotaichos
LT / LCDR / CDR* YAMAGAMI Masayuki 山上正幸 (63): 15 February 1944 - 19 June 1944 (KIA) (16 C13072095800)
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CHIYODA 千代田
Hikotaichos 飛行隊長
LT / LT UCHIDA Masashi 内田友志 (55): 5 August 1939 - 15 November 1939
Divisional officer: 分隊長
LT / LT YAMADA Tatsuto 山田龍人 (58): 15 December 1938 - 1 November 1939
LT / LT ITO Motoe 伊藤素衛 (59): 1 November 1939 - 1 May 1940
CHIYODA's refurbishment to Ko-Target tender which also had a handling capability of 12 seaplanes was started in May, 1940. Until then, she was able to operate 24 seaplanes. But she was actually on board 9 seaplanes. Unlike Chitose, she had one Hikotaico. I don't know the reason.

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Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 17 Oct 2021 07:17

So as of 1 May 1940, CHIYODA no longer had the position of Hikotaicho or Hikocho in terms of air operations, and remained thus until her conversion to a light aircraft carrier?
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So as of 1 May 1940, CHIYODA no longer had the position of Hikotaicho or Hikocho in terms of air operations, and remained thus until her conversion to a light aircraft carrier?
Yes. No need for Hikocho and Hikotaicho during the refurbishment. After the refurbishment, CHIYODA with CHITOSE was registered as aircraft carrier on 15 December 1943 when the policy of air-ground had already been finalized.

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