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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 27 Dec 2021 01:33

I'll go with it. Thanks!
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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 05 Jan 2022 19:37

TIA for any help with these!

1) Is the following correct for KIKU?
Gunnery Officers
(EO) – LT TAKAYANAGI Gihachi (41) – 1 December 1920 – 10 December 1920
LT TAKAYANAGI Gihachi (41) – 10 December 1920 – 20 January 1921
??? – 20 January 1921 – 20 August 1925
LT INOUE Samaji (44) – 20 August 1925 – 1 November 1926
??? – 1 November 1926 – 31 March 1944

Navigators
??? – 10 December 1920 – 1 December 1922
LTJG ISHIWARA Itsu (46) – 1 December 1922 – 10 February 1923
LTJG UEHARA Yoshio (45) – 10 February 1923 – 24 March 1923
??? – 24 March 1923 – 10 April 1924
LTJG HITOMI Soichiro (47) – 10 April 1924 – 1 December 1924
ENS TAMURA Saburo (50) – 1 December 1924 – 20 April 1925
ENS IZUMI Fukujiro (50) – 20 April 1925 – 1 December 1925
??? – 1 December 1925 – 1 November 1926
ENS / LTJG TOMITA Sutezo (51) – 1 November 1926 – 10 November 1927
??? – 10 November 1927 – 31 March 1944

2) Is the following correct for AOI?
Torpedo Officers
(EO) – LT ISHIGURO Hirosuke (40) – 20 November 1920 – 20 December 1920
LT ISHIGURO Hirosuke (40) – 20 December 1920 – 6 August 1921
??? – 6 August 1921 – 23 December 1941

Gunnery Officers
??? – 20 December 1920 – 20 August 1925
LT SETOYAMA Yasuhide (45) – 20 August 1925 – 15 October 1926
??? – 15 October 1926 – 1 November 1927
LT ONIZUKA Tetsuo (47) – 1 November 1927 – 10 December 1928
??? – 10 December 1928 – 23 December 1941

Navigators
??? – 20 December 1920 – 25 January 1921
LT NISHIO Hidehiko (41) – 25 January 1921 – 20 November 1921
??? – 20 November 1941 – 15 October 1926
LTJG YANO Kanji (50) – 15 October 1926 – 1 November 1927
??? – 1 November 1927 – 23 December 1941

3) Is the following correct for HAGI?
Torpedo Officers
??? – 20 April 1921 – 1 December 1922
LT HIRAI Taiji (43) – 1 December 1922 – 1 April 1923
??? – 1 April 1923 – 1 December 1923
LT KAMEYAMA Minegoro (44) – 1 December 1923 – 25 September 1924
??? – 25 September 1924 – 23 December 1941

Gunnery Officers
??? – 20 April 1921 – 1 December 1927
LT TOMA Ryo (47) – 1 December 1927 – 6 March 1929
??? – 6 March 1929 – 23 December 1941

Navigators
??? – 20 April 1921 – 1 December 1921
LTJG Baron TOMIOKA Sadatoshi (45) – 1 December 1921 – 1 December 1922
LTJG SHIMIZU Toshio (46) – 1 December 1922 – 1 June 1923
??? - 1 June 1923 - ???
LT HAMAZAKI Takeshi (52) - ??? - 1 December 1931
LT TSUNA Hajime (52) – 1 December 1931 - ???
??? - ??? – 23 December 1941

4) Is the following correct for SUSUKI?
Torpedo Officers
(EO) – LT MORI Kunizo (40) – 10 February 1921 – 5 May 1921
LT MORI Kunizo (40) – 5 May 1921 – 10 November 1921
??? – 10 November 1921 – 1 December 1921
LT SHIRAISHI Kazutaka (42) – 1 December 1921 – 1 June 1923
??? – 1 June 1923 – 1 December 1923
LT ARAKI Tsuto (45) – 1 December 1923 – 1 December 1924
??? – 1 December 1924 – 3 July 1944

Navigators
(EO) – LT KUSAKA Ryunosuke (41) – 10 February 1921 – 5 May 1921
LT KUSAKA Ryunosuke (41) – 5 May 1921 – 1 October 1921
??? – 1 October 1921 – 1 December 1922
LTJG KONISHI Seizo (46) – 1 December 1922 – 22 September 1923
??? – 22 September 1923 – 10 December 1928
LTJG KONDO Yasuhira (51) – 10 December 1928 – 30 November 1929
??? – 30 November 1929 – 3 July 1944

5) Is the following correct for TSUTA?
Gunnery Officers
(EO) - LT NISHIOKA Shigeyasu (40) – 30 April 1921 – 30 June 1921
LT NISHIOKA Shigeyasu (40) – 30 June 1921 – 1 December 1922
LT MATSUO Teizo (43) – 1 December 1922 – 24 March 1923
LT TANAKA Kikumatsu (43) – 24 March 1923 – 1 December 1923
??? – 1 December 1923 – 2 September 1942

Navigators
??? - 30 June 1921 – 12 September 1921
LTJG KANOME Zensuke (44) – 12 September 1921 – 1 December 1922
??? – 1 December 1922 – 1 October 1934
ENS / LTJG MIYAKE Tadayoshi (59) – 1 October 1934 – ???
??? – ??? - 2 September 1942
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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 08 Jan 2022 06:32

I know that by the time of the Battle of the Philippine Sea the IJN's carriers did not have 'air groups' per se, merely aircrews from Air Group 601 assigned to them. Is there any info on which aircrew personnel were assigned to what ships from, say, January 1943 onwards? TIA for any info.
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Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 10 Jan 2022 11:20

According to Wikipedia, submarine HA-221 was 85% complete when the war ended. Was a Chief Equipping Officer ever appointed, or was she still too early in construction for that? TIA for any info.
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Re: More IJN Officer Info

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ijnfleetadmiral wrote:
10 Jan 2022 11:20
According to Wikipedia, submarine HA-221 was 85% complete when the war ended. Was a Chief Equipping Officer ever appointed, or was she still too early in construction for that? TIA for any info.
As for after HA-220, Chief Equipping Offices were not appointed.

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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 10 Jan 2022 14:13

fontessa wrote:
10 Jan 2022 12:20
As for after HA-220, Chief Equipping Offices were not appointed.
What about the following I-boats?

I-1 (II) (70% complete)
I-15 (II) (90% complete)
I-205 (80% complete)
I-206 (85% complete)
I-404 (95% complete)

Also, was a Chief Equipping Officer or Equipping Officers (Torpedo and Engineer) for TACHIBANA-class DD YAEZAKURA ever appointed? I have the following info for her:

LTJG ADACHI Yasushi 足立康 (72) - Equipping Officer (Gunnery) appointed 15 April 1945
LT NAKAJIMA Yoshio 中島好男 (Spec. Duty 22) - Equipping Officer (Navigator) appointed 10 April 1945

Were Equipping Officers (Torpedo, Navigator, and Engineer) ever appointed for TACHIBANA-class DD KATSURA? I have the following info for her:

LT / LCDR ISHII Nishini 石井西二 (66) - Chief Equipping Officer appointed 30 April 1945
LT FUKUSHI Yoshihiko 福士愛彦 (71) - Equipping Officer (Gunnery) appointed 15 April 1945
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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 13 Jan 2022 15:27

Is commissioning year / class info available for the following SHIMAKAZE officers? TIA for any info.

YOTSUYA Yoshiro 四ツ谷美 (Med.)
IKEDA Shigeru 池田茂常 (Med.)
SATO Ichiitsu 佐藤壱逸 (Sup.)
SAKAMAKI Waichi 坂巻和一 (Sup.)
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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by fontessa » 14 Jan 2022 08:35

Hello ijnfleetadmiral,
ijnfleetadmiral wrote:
10 Jan 2022 14:13
Also, was a Chief Equipping Officer or Equipping Officers (Torpedo and Engineer) for TACHIBANA-class DD YAEZAKURA ever appointed? I have the following info for her:

LTJG ADACHI Yasushi 足立康 (72) - Equipping Officer (Gunnery) appointed 15 April 1945
LT NAKAJIMA Yoshio 中島好男 (Spec. Duty 22) - Equipping Officer (Navigator) appointed 10 April 1945
(CEO) was not appointed.
(EO) LTJG / LTJG ADACHI Yasushi 足立康 (72): 15 April 1945 - 25 April 1945 (13 C13072104500 / 5 C13072104800)
(EO) LTJG / LTJG NAKAJIMA Etsuro 中嶋悦郎 (73): 10 April 1945 - 25 April 1945 (38 C13072104400 / 5 C13072104800)
Other (EO)s maybe including Officer for Engineer were not appointed.
ijnfleetadmiral wrote:
10 Jan 2022 14:13
Were Equipping Officers (Torpedo, Navigator, and Engineer) ever appointed for TACHIBANA-class DD KATSURA? I have the following info for her:

LT / LCDR ISHII Nishini 石井西二 (66) - Chief Equipping Officer appointed 30 April 1945
LT FUKUSHI Yoshihiko 福士愛彦 (71) - Equipping Officer (Gunnery) appointed 15 April 1945
Commanding Officers
(CEO) LT / LCDR ISHII Nishini 石井西二 (66): 30 April 1945 - 6 July 1945 (45 C13072106100)
Officers for Gunnery
(EO) LT / LT FUKUSHI Naruhiko 福士愛彦 (71): 15 April 1945 - 6 July 1945 (45 C13072106100)
Officers for Torpedo
(EO) LTJG / LT MIHARA Takushi 三原卓士 (72): 20 April 1945 - 6 July 1945 (20 C13072104700 / 45 C13072106100)
Officers for Navigation
LTJG / LTJG OTSUBO Toraro 大坪寅郎 (73): 20 April 1945 - 6 July 1945 (20 C13072104700 / 45 C13072106100)
Officers for Engineer
(EO) Unknown S.D.: ??? - 6 July 1945

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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 14 Jan 2022 14:14

Awesome...thanks for the info!
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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by Teitoku » 15 Jan 2022 13:00

Do you have information about Yokosuka Naval District under the command of YONAI Mitsumasa (1935-1936)? Ty.

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Teitoku wrote:
15 Jan 2022 13:00
Do you have information about Yokosuka Naval District under the command of YONAI Mitsumasa (1935-1936)? Ty.
I'm sure there were more Staff Officers or attached officers, but here's what I have:

Yokosuka Naval District
Commander-in-Chief
VADM YONAI Mitsumasa (29) - 2 December 1935 - 1 December 1936

Chief-of-Staff
RADM INOUE Shigeyoshi (37) - 15 November 1935 - 16 November 1936
RADM IWAMURA Seiichi (37) - 16 November 1936 - 1 December 1937

Chief Engineer
CAPT (Eng.) NABESHIMA Shigeaki (Eng. 19) - 15 November 1935 - 1 December 1936

Surgeon
RADM (Med.) TANAKA Asazo (1909) - 15 November 1935 - 1 December 1937

Paymaster
RADM (Sup.) / VADM (Sup.) TAKEI Daisuke (1909) - 15 November 1935 - 15 December 1937

Adjutants
CDR OGATA Tsutomu (42) - 22 October 1934 - 2 November 1936
CDR KOJIMA Hitoshi (43) - 2 November 1936 - 20 October 1938

Staff Officers
CDR / CAPT YAMAGUCHI Jihei (41) - 2 December 1935 - 1 December 1937
CDR (Eng.) KATSUMATA Seizo (Eng. 25) - 15 November 1934 - 1 December 1936
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Re: More IJN Officer Info

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ijnfleetadmiral wrote:
15 Dec 2021 00:58
adachi wrote:
15 Dec 2021 00:12
So far I've only gathered the following info
福崎曻少佐(威海衛部隊指揮官) 昭和15年10月15日まで C13072079000 39頁
吉野顕少佐(威海衛部隊指揮官 C14121072300 2頁)昭和15年10月15日~ C13072079000 42頁
日暮三郎少佐(威海衛陸戦部隊指揮官 C14121074400)
These are the following officers...here's what I have for them:
FUKUZAKI Noboru 福崎昇
Naval Academy 50 (190/272)
MID - 01 June 1922
ENS - 20 September 1923
LTJG - 01 December 1925
LT - 01 December 1927
YAYOI Gunnery Officer - ??? - 01 December 1930
WAKATAKE Commanding Officer - 22 October 1934 - 15 November 1934
KURETAKE Commanding Officer - 15 November 1934 - 31 October 1935
LCDR - 15 November 1935
KINUGASA Gunnery Officer - 01 April 1938 - 24 July 1939
Ryojun Defense Unit Division Officer - ??? - 15 October 1940
CDR - 15 November 1940
Combined Fleet Adjutant - 10 November 1941 - 18 April 1943
CAPT - 18 April 1943 (KIA)

YOSHINO Akira 吉野顕
Naval Academy 50 (260/272)
MID - 01 June 1922
ENS - 20 September 1923
LTJG - 01 December 1925
KINUGASA Equipping Officer - ??? - 30 September 1927
KINUGASA Division Officer - 30 September 1927 - 01 December 1928
NARUTO Division Officer - 01 December 1928 - 10 December 1928
LT - 10 December 1928
SHIMAKAZE Gunnery Officer - 10 August 1930 - 01 December 1931
IZUMO Division Officer - 01 December 1932 - ???
AMAGIRI Gunnery Officer - 10 July 1934 - 15 December 1934
ARIAKE Equipping Officer - 15 December 1934 - 25 March 1935
ARIAKE Gunnery Officer - 25 March 1935 - 31 October 1935
ISE Secondary Gunnery Officer - 01 December 1936 - 12 July 1937
LCDR - 01 December 1937
KAMOI Gunnery Officer - 01 December 1937 - 01 August 1938
HARUNA Secondary Gunnery Officer - 01 August 1938 - 15 November 1939
Ryojun Defense Force Division Officer - 15 October 1940 - 10 September 1941
CDR - 01 June 1942
7th Kure Naval District SNLF Commanding Officer - 20 May 1943 - 01 September 1943
CAPT - 05 September 1945

HIGURASHI Saburo 日暮三郎
Naval Academy 53 (45/62)
MID - 24 July 1925
ENS - 01 December 1926
LTJG - 10 December 1928
LT - 01 December 1931
FUBUKI Gunnery Officer - 01 December 1932 - 01 November 1933
NOKAZE Gunnery Officer - 01 November 1933 - 15 November 1934
ODOMARI Crewmember - ??? - 01 November 1938
ONDO Operations Officer - 01 November 1938 - 15 May 1939
LCDR - 15 November 1938
4th Yokosuka Naval District SNLF Adjutant - 01 June 1939 - 15 October 1940
Ryojun Defense Force Division Officer - 10 September 1941 - ???
7th Kure Naval District SNLF Commanding Officer - 01 September 1943 - ???
CDR - 01 November 1943
adachi wrote:
15 Dec 2021 00:12
Currently I'm looking for Lieutenant Ebihara 海軍大尉海老原 in the unit attached sometime around 38-39.
The only officer I found with that name is:

EBIHARA Taro 海老原太郎
Naval Academy 59 (50/123)
MID - 07 November 1931
ENS - 01 April 1933
LTJG - 15 November 1934
ASANAGI Gunnery Officer - 01 June 1936 - 01 December 1936
MINAZUKI Gunnery Officer - 01 December 1936 - 01 December 1937
LT - 01 December 1937
HIYODORI Crewmember - ??? - 01 December 1938
TACHIKAZE Torpedo Officer - 01 December 1938 - 15 November 1939
HATSUKAZE Equipping Officer - 15 November 1939 - 15 February 1940
HATSUKAZE Torpedo Officer - 15 February 1940 - 15 February 1941
MYOKO Torpedo Officer - 15 February 1941 - 30 January 1942
FUMIZUKI Commanding Officer - 30 January 1942 - 01 November 1943
LCDR - 01 November 1942
NOKAZE Commanding Officer - 10 November 1943 - 20 February 1945
Temporary ComDesDiv 1 - 20 December 1943 - 7 July 1945
24th Assault Unit Executive Officer - 7 July 1945 - 10 October 1945
CDR - 05 September 1945
Sorry for the late response, thank you for the information. I guess the Ebihara I am looking for was a special duty officer and did not make it into the archived jirei koho files. I think he was the 2nd Company Commander of the Weihaiwei Rikusentai Detachment around 1938-39 as I have some a photo of him with 2nd Company Platoon Commanders pictured with him around this time and he is captioned as "Butaicho". I would have expected the term "Taicho" instead. I can not find definite commander names for the Ryojun Defense Unit's Weihaiwei Rikusentai Detachment from 1938-39, however I propose the following as commanders.

SAKAI Kinjiro ??? - July 9th, 1938

SUZUKI Maasaki July 9th, 1938 - July 24th, 1939 (this departure date coincides with FUKUZAKI Noboru joining the unit to become the Weihaiwei Rikusentai Detachment Commander)

Another point of confusion is that I have some photos of this Weihaiwei Rikusentai Detachment riding in trucks that appear to say 斎藤部隊 SAITO BUTAI on the side but I can't find any Saito for the Ryojun Defense Unit so far. Perhaps we are close to the limit of what we can conclude with the current sparse amount of surviving documentation for the unit.

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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by fontessa » 26 Jan 2022 10:41

Hello ijnfleetadmiral,
ijnfleetadmiral wrote:
10 Jan 2022 14:13
fontessa wrote:
10 Jan 2022 12:20
As for after HA-220, Chief Equipping Offices were not appointed.
What about the following I-boats?

I-1 (II) (70% complete)
I-15 (II) (90% complete)
I-205 (80% complete)
I-206 (85% complete)
I-404 (95% complete)
I-1
(EO for Engineer Officer) LT / LT HOSOI Fusai 細井房男: 20 March 1945 - 25 March 1945
I-15
(EO for Engineer Officer) LT / LT 大沢繁憲: 15 November 1944 - 5 February 1945
(EO for Engineer Officer) VACANT: 5 February 1945 - 10 March 1945
(EO for Engineer Officer) LT / LT OYAMA Ryuzo 大山隆三: 10 March 1945 - 11 April 1945
(EO for Topedo Officer) LT / LT ARAI Kan’ichi 新井貫一 (69): 10 August 1945 - ???
(EO for Navigation Officer) LT / LT TACHIKAWA Tadashi 太刀川正 (72): 10 August 1945 - ???
I-205
Decided not to appoint crew for a while on 15 February 1945
I-206
Decided not to appoint crew for a while on 26 March 1945
I-404
Decided not to appoint crew for a while on 7 July 1945

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Re: More IJN Officer Info

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 26 Jan 2022 11:45

Awesome...thanks for the info!
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Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 01 Feb 2022 02:42

Can anyone fill in this blank for TSURUGISAKI / SHOHO Gunnery Officers? TIA for any help.

(EO) - LCDR MIYANO Tosaburo (52) - 1 June 1938 - 15 January 1939
LCDR MIYANO Tosaburo (52) - 15 January 1939 - 16 December 1940 (appointed ZUIHO Equipping Officer this date)
??? - 16 December 1940 - 10 September 1941
LT / LCDR NARUTANI Noboru (58) - 10 September 1941 - 7 May 1942
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