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Beppu Akitomo (1889-1968)

Beppu was a pioneering Japanese Navy aviator who commanded carriers and air groups throughout the Pacific War.

Service record

1889-1-1   born
1910-7-18 Midshipman Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 122nd in a class of 149. CL Kasagi
1911-3-23   BB Hizen
1911-12-1 Ensign  
1912-10-19     
  PG Saga
1913-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade     
Torpedo School Basic Course
1914-5-27   Gunnery School Basic Course
1914-12-1   DD Ushio
1915-6-1   AV Wakamiya
1916-4-1   Yokosuka Air Group
1916-9-1   Fleet Air Group
1916-12-1   Instructor, Fleet Air Group
1917-12-1 Lieutenant Naval College Selected Course
1918-12-1   Adjutant, Yokosuka Air Group
1919-12-1   Instructor, Yokosuka Air Group
1920-12-27   CL Kasuga
1921-4-1   Instructor, Yokosuka Air Group
1921-5-25   Staff, Temporary Flying Training Center
1921-12-1   Naval College A-Course
1923-10-15   Instructor, Yokosuka Air Group
1923-12-1 Lieutenant commander     

1925-3-20   Trip to Europe, United States
1927-1-27   Aerospatial official, Department of Communication
1928-12-10 Commander Executive officer, Omura Air Group
1929-11-1   Executive officer, Yokosuka Air Group
1930-11-1   Executive officer, Sasebo Air Group
1931-11-2   Executive officer, CL Idzumo
1932-11-15   Executive officer, CV Akagi
1933-2-15   2 Naval District
1934-2-15   Commander, Saiki Air Group
1934-11-15 Captain  
1935-11-15   Commander, Tateyama Air Group
1936-12-1   Commander, CV Soryu
1937-12-1    Army 1 Shipping Headquarters
1938-1-20   Bureau of Administration, Naval Air Command
1938-4-25   Commander, Tateyama Air Group
1939-12-21
Retires
1941-11-15   Recalled to active duty. Commander, CVL Hiyo
1942-11-21   1 Naval District
1943-1-9   Commander, CVL Chiyoda
1944-2-15   Commander, CV Taiyo
1944-3-23   Instructor, Aiura Sailor Corps
1944-5-10   Commander, Hario Sailor Corps
1944-10-15 Rear admiral

1944-11-1   Commander, Urato Air Group
1945-3-1   Commander, 23 Combined Air Group
1945-6-30   Commander, Shiga Air Group
1945-9-15
Retires
1968-1-16   Dies

References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2009-5-16)


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