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Asaakira Kuni (1901-1959)


Photograph of Asaakira Kuni

National Diet Library Archives

Via Wikimedia Commons

Prince Asaakira Kuni was the Emperor's brother-in-law and commanded air flotillas in 1943 and 1944. On 14 October 1947 he was required to give up his princely title by the occupation authorities.

Service record

1901-2-2   born
1921-7-16 Midshpman     
Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 2nd in a class of 176. Assigned to CL Idzumo
1922-4-8   BB Kirishima
1922-5-25 Ensign BB Yamashiro
1922-11-1   BB Ise
1923-12-1   Gunnery School Basic Course
1924-4-1   Torpedo School Basic Course
1924-7-4   BB Yamashiro
1924-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade
 
1925-5-1   BB Nagato
1925-12-1   CM Aso
1926-12-1 Lieutenant Gunnery School Advanced Course
1927-12-1   BB Mutsu
1928-12-10     
  Navy General Staff
1930-12-1   Naval College A Course
1932-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
BB Haruna
1933-9-15   Navy General Staff
1933-11-15   CL Kiso
1934-7-19   CL Yakumo
1935-8-1   Navy General Staff
1937-12-1 Commander BB Nagato
1938-12-1   Executive officer, Yokohama Air Group
1939-10-10   Staff, 1 Combined Air Group
1939-11-15 Captain  
1940-1-10   1 Naval District
1940-7-9   Commander, CL Yakumo
1940-11-1   Commander, Kisarazu Air Group
1942-3-20   Commander, Takao Air Group
1942-10-5   Staff, Southwest Area Fleet
1942-10-21   Navy General Staff
1942-11-1 Rear admiral
 
1943-4-1   Commander, 19 Air Flotilla
1944-9-29   Staff, 11 Combined Air Group
1944-10-1   Commander, 20 Air Flotilla
1945-5-1 Vice admiral
 
1945-8-25   Navy General Staff
1945-10-15   Navy Department
1945-11-30 Retires  
1959-12-7   Dies


References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2007-11-28)



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