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Daigo Tadashige (1891-1947)


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Marquis Daigo Tadashige commanded Submarine Squadron 5 at the start of the Pacific War. He was later promoted to vice admiral and command of Eastern Attack Group which carried out midget submarine and merchant shipping attacks on the east coast of Australia. He was given command of 6 Fleet in May 1945 and served in this post to the end of the war.

Daigo was held responsible for a massacre at Pontianac and executed by the Dutch in 1947.

Service record

1891-10-15     
  born
1912-7-17 Midshipman     
Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 17th in a class of 144. Assigned to CA Adzuma
1913-5-1   BB Shikishima
1913-12-1 Ensign  
1914-1-15   CA Tokiwa
1915-12-7   1 Naval District
1915-12-13 Lieutenant junior grade     
Gunnery School Basic Course
1916-6-1   Torpedo School Basic Course
1916-10-14   House of Peers
1916-12-1   Kongo
1917-4-1   DD Urakaze
1917-12-1   Submarine Division 4
1918-11-2   Submarine Division 13
1918-12-1 Lieutenant Torpedo School Advanced Course
1919-12-1   Commander, Submarine Division 12
1920-12-1   SS-26
1921-7-1   Commander, SS-27
1922-3-15   Instructor, Submarine School
1922-4-15   Staff, Training Fleet
1923-3-20   AM Aso
1923-5-15   Commander, SS-57
1924-5-10   CA Asama
1924-10-27   2 Naval District
1924-12-1 Lieutenant commander
 
1925-1-15   Chief equipping officer, Ro-64
1925-4-30   Commander, Ro-64
1925-12-1   Staff, 1 Naval District
1926-11-16   Yamashiro
1929-11-30 Commander Instructor, Torpedo School
1932-12-1   Commander, Submarine Division 9
1933-11-15   Commander, Submarine Division 19
1934-11-15 Captain Commander, Yubari
1935-5-25   Commander, Naka
1935-11-15   Commander, Kuma
1936-12-1   Commander, Iwate
1937-12-1   Commander, Takao
1938-6-3   Commander, Ashigara
1938-12-1   Navy General Staff
1938-12-15   Aide-de-campe
1940-11-15 Rear admiral
 
1941-10-20   Commander, Submarine Squadron 5
1942-7-14   Navy General Staff
1942-8-20   2 Naval District
1942-8-31   Commander, Kure Submarine Squadron
1943-4-1   Commander, Submarine Squadron 11
1943-11-1 Vice admiral
Assist Staff, 2 Southern Expeditionary Fleet
1943-11-8   Commander, 22 Base Unit
1944-8-23   Schoolmaster, Submarine School
1945-5-1   Commander, 6 Fleet
1945-9-15   Navy General Staff
1945-9-25
Retires
1947-12-6   Executed for war crimes


References

Boyd and Yoshida (1995)

Dupuy et.al. (1992)

Fuller (1992)

Materials of IJN (accessed 2008-1-31)


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