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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by fontessa » 08 Jan 2022 15:57

IANHULKMCLEOD wrote:
08 Jan 2022 13:43
JAN VAN Amstel sinking by Japanese Destroyers on 09/03/1942 are the Destroyers known?
Kind regards Ian and Happy New Year!
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JAN VAN Amstel was sunk by DD Arashio near Bali on 9 March 1942.

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by IANHULKMCLEOD » 09 Feb 2022 16:35

hi All,
Regarding the Jan Van Amstel her survivors were rescued by the Arashio or by others?.
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Post by stulev » 16 Mar 2022 20:35

Hello Fontessa

Do you have any unit listing under code numbers - JACAR lists as group assignments but I have no unit in those ranges.

13301 to 13307
13380 to 13391
13770 to 13381

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by fontessa » 17 Mar 2022 18:39

Hello Stuart,
stulev wrote:
16 Mar 2022 20:35
13301 to 13307
These were allocated to Tobu Army, but not used.
stulev wrote:
16 Mar 2022 20:35
13380 to 13391
13770 to 13381
These are blank in my source.

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by stulev » 18 Mar 2022 10:39

Thank you Fonterssa

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by IANHULKMCLEOD » 22 Apr 2022 12:58

Hi Fontessa
What information have you on Officers who were wounded on the Aoba on the 12/10/1942 for example I have a listing which is dated 01/12/1941 of the Aoba officers and Admiral Goto staff assigned; Which has Warrant officer Izuma Iwao attached was he still aboard when she was damaged if so his fate? Cmdr Kijima Kikunori and Lcmdr Hashinaka Yoshimi survived and the other known staff killed included Admiral Goto Aritomo.
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Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 22 Apr 2022 22:45

Officers aboard AOBA on 12 October 1942:

CruDiv 6 Officers
ComCruDiv 6: RADM / VADM* GOTO Aritomo (38) (KIA)
Senior Staff Officer: CDR KIJIMA Kikunori (50)
Staff Gunnery Officer: LCDR / CDR* MINAMI Iwao (57) (KIA)
Staff Engineer Officer: LCDR (Eng.) / CDR (Eng.)* ISHIZAKA Jikichi (Eng. 38) (KIA)
Staff Communications Officer: LCDR HASHINAKA Yoshimi (58)
Adjutant: ???

AOBA Officers
Commanding Officer: CAPT HISAMUNE Sojiro (41)
Executive Officer: CDR / CAPT* NAKAMURA Kenji (48) (KIA)
Operations Officer: LT (Res.) HARUSAWA Kiyo
Gunnery Officer: LCDR TOKI Isao (55) (KIA 25 October 1944 as CHIKUMA Gunnery Officer)
Navigator: LCDR NISHIKORI Yuji (52) (KIA 25 October 1944 as FUSO Navigator)
Torpedo Officer: LT / LCDR* MORINAGA Tomosada (61) (KIA)
Chief Engineer: CDR (Eng.) MINE Kiroku (Eng. 30)
Surgeon: LCDR (Med.) KOBORI Masayuki (1933) (Survived MAYA sinking as Surgeon; KIA 25 October 1944 aboard SHIMAKAZE)
Paymaster: LT (Sup.) TAKAHASHI Kirokuro (Pay. 27)
Communications Officer: LT ISHIGAMI Hisaya (65) (KIA on Guam)
Air Officer: LT TACHIKAWA Sonosuke (66) (KIA on Iwo Jima)
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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by fontessa » 23 Apr 2022 06:06

The 1st Picture shows Aoba's shot points. The shell to the bridge was unexploded, but it bounced around and killed many. CAPT HISAMUNE Yonejiro, who took over the command of the squadron from the seriously injured GOTO Aritomo (later died), ordered the fleet to turn around. On the way, CA Furutaka and DD Fubuki sank. The shell on the 3rd turret ignited the zero-type shells (anti-aircraft shells with timed fuze) on the bullet feed elevator. The turret commander 尾崎専造 OZAKI Senzo's emergent water injection prevented the bullet storage from exploding, but all members of the bullet storage died. The 2nd Figure shows Myoko’s turret and bullet storage which were basically the same as these of Aoba.
Aoba was repaired at Kure Naval Yard from the end of 1942 to the beginning of 1943. In this repair, 3rd turret was replaced with a triple - 25mm machine cannon, which was replaced with the original twin - 20cm gun turret after the 2nd repair at Kure Naval Yard at the end of 1943.
According to Senshi Sosho, 79 men were KIA.

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青葉 砲塔.jpg

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