Yamamoto's Final Flight

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Yamamoto's Final Flight

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 14 Aug 2023 05:52

I know YAMAMOTO was in one plane and Combined Fleet Chief-of-Staff UGAKI was in the second, but of the other personnel involved, is there a list of who was in what plane? TIA for any info.
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Re: Yamamoto's Final Flight

Post by fontessa » 14 Aug 2023 07:30

ijnfleetadmiral wrote:
14 Aug 2023 05:52
I know YAMAMOTO was in one plane and Combined Fleet Chief-of-Staff UGAKI was in the second, but of the other personnel involved, is there a list of who was in what plane?
Betty No.1
Commanding Officer ADM Yamamoto Isoroku (32)
Medical Officer RADM Takata Rokuro (1916)
Staff Officer (Air-Ko) CDR Toibana Kurio (41)
Adjutant CDR Yamaguchi Hajime (50)
Betty No.2
Chief of Staff RADM Ugaki Matome (40) (Survived)
Supply Officer CAPT KITAMURA Motoharu (Pay.5) (Survived)
Meteorological Chief CAPT Tomono Rinji (50)
Staff Officer (Communications) CDR IMANAKA Kaoru (52)
Staff Officer (Air-Otsu) Muroi Suteji (54) (He planned the itinerary for this inspection.)

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Re: Yamamoto's Final Flight

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 14 Aug 2023 07:47

Awesome...thanks! However, YAMAGUCHI Hajime (50) was not Combined Fleet Adjutant at this time...he was currently XO of KASHIMA. He was KIA with ADM KOGA's plane in March 1944. The Combined Fleet Adjutant KIA with YAMAMOTO was CDR/CAPT* FUKUZAKI Noboru (50).

Is there a list of aircrew for each plane and the Zeros escorting?
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Re: Yamamoto's Final Flight

Post by fontessa » 14 Aug 2023 09:05

ijnfleetadmiral wrote:
14 Aug 2023 07:47
Awesome...thanks! However, YAMAGUCHI Hajime (50) was not Combined Fleet Adjutant at this time...he was currently XO of KASHIMA. He was KIA with ADM KOGA's plane in March 1944. The Combined Fleet Adjutant KIA with YAMAMOTO was CDR/CAPT* FUKUZAKI Noboru (50).

Is there a list of aircrew for each plane and the Zeros escorting?
Thanks for the correction.

As for Betty's crew, see the below posting.
viewtopic.php?f=65&t=268605&p=2447090&#p2447090

As for the plots of escort Zeros, see the below.
1st Platoon
1st Plane: LTJG (Res.) Morisaki Takeshi 森崎武 予備中尉
2nd Plane: FPO1 Tsujinokami Toyomitsu 辻野上豊光 一飛兵
3rd Plane: Leading Seaman Sugita Shoichi 杉田庄一 飛長
2nd Platoon
1st Plane: Senior PO Hino Yoshimi 日野義巳 上飛曹
2nd Plane: FPO2 Okano Yasushi 岡野靖 二飛曹
3rd Plane: Leading Seaman Yanagiya Kenji 柳谷謙治 飛長

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Re: Yamamoto's Final Flight

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 14 Aug 2023 09:54

Awesome...thanks!
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