Revisions of Imperial Naval Wartime Organization

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Re: Revisions of Imperial Naval Wartime Organization

Post by Eugen Pinak » 09 Jun 2021 07:53

adachi wrote:
07 Jun 2021 17:52
Some great news. Last month the NIDS made a ton of Army and Navy documents public. In this includes the above documents I was looking for. If anyone else is interested please check out http://www.nids.mod.go.jp/military_hist ... rossSearch
Thank you very much, Austin. I've managed to miss those despite regularly visiting this site :\

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Re: Revisions of Imperial Naval Wartime Organization

Post by adachi » 17 Jun 2021 01:35

PTO Researcher wrote:
08 Jun 2021 04:54
I'm researching IJN Air Defense Units as well and have Adachi's Rikusentai book. I'm interested in the units raised during 1944 that went to the Philippines and Formosa (94th Bōkū-tai up through 207th Bōkū-tai with gaps in between). I'm specifically interested in the TO&E subcategories (A, A1, A2, B, C, C1) for these units as there are gaps in the information presented in the Air Defense Unit listing in Rikusentai (specifically for the 94th, 95th, 100th, 114th, 116th, 117th, 120th, 131st, 133rd, 134th, 135th, 136th, 143rd, 145th, 183rd, 184th, 185th and 187th Bōkū-tai). I'm also looking to confirm transit time information from Japan for all of the Bōkū-tai that went to the Philippines/Formosa. Has anyone come across this information?

In addition, Leland Ness in Rikugun Volume 1, page 369-370 mentions IJN emergency mobilization of anti-aircraft and coastal batteries that do not appear to be numbered and are separate from the Bōkū-tai units. TO&E information for these units is also listed in the Japanese Land Based Gunnery Manual (May, 1945) mentioned above. Does anyone have anything on these units (particularly the AAA and CD batteries that wound up in the Philippines/Formosa?

Full disclosure, I do not speak or read Japanese but have limited ability to translate machine generated text.
Hello, thank you for getting a copy of Rikusentai :D

I have been looking for the units you mentioned in fleet revision and radio orders, but unfortunately there is no type included with the orders. The transfer dates to units/fleets may clear up some questions though.

94th
Attached to 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet April 10th, 1944
Disbanded August 5th, 1944 (Possibly merged with 32nd Special Base Force)

95th
Attached to 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet April 10th, 1944
Disbanded August 5th, 1944 (Possibly merged with 33rd Special Base Force)

100th
Attached to 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet June 10th, 1944
Disbanded August 5th, 1944 (Possibly merged with 32nd Special Base Force)

114th
Attached to 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet July 20th, 1944
Disbanded August 5th, 1944 (Possibly merged with 32nd Special Base Force)

116th
Attached to 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet July 15th, 1944
Disbanded August 25th, 1944 (Merged with Philippines Air Corps)

117th
Attached to 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet July 15th, 1944
Disbanded August 25th, 1944 (Merged with Philippines Air Corps)

120th
Attached to 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet July 15th, 1944
Disbanded August 25th, 1944 (Merged with 33rd Special Base Force)

131st
Attached to 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet June 10th, 1944
Disbanded August 25th, 1944 (Merged with 32nd Special Base Force)

133rd
Attached to 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet July 15th, 1944
Disbanded August 5th, 1944 (Merged with 31st Guard Unit)

134th A1
Attached to Takao Guard District September 5th, 1944
Disbanded September 20th, 1944 (Merged with Taiwan Air Corps)

135th
Attached to 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet September 5th, 1944
Disbanded Postwar (Probably destroyed during Battle of Clark Airfield or merged with 37th Guard Unit)

136th
Attached to 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet September 5th, 1944
Disbanded Postwar (Probably destroyed during Battle of Clark Airfield or merged with 37th Guard Unit)

143rd
Attached to 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet July 15th, 1944
Disbanded August 5th, 1944 (Merged with Philippines Air Corps)

145th
Attached to 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet June 6th, 1944
Disbanded August 5th, 1944 (Probably merged with 31st Guard Unit)

183rd
Attached to 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet sometime after its formation on July 25th, 1944
Disbanded Postwar (Probably destroyed in combat)

184th
Attached to 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet sometime after its formation on July 25th, 1944
Disbanded Postwar (Probably destroyed in combat)

185th
Attached to 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet sometime after its formation on July 25th, 1944
Disbanded Postwar (Probably destroyed in combat)

187th
Attached to 3rd Southern Expeditionary Fleet sometime after its formation around July 25th, 1944
Disbanded Postwar (Probably destroyed in combat)

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