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Fujita Ruitaro

Fujita commanded Seaplane Tender Division 11, which was attached to 3 Fleet as part of 4 Surprise Attack Force when war broke out. This force was assigned the task of landing elements of 1 Kure SNLF and 33 Regiment at Legaspi. Fujita later participated in the Makassar invasion. He commanded the seaplane tender group for Midway Island Invasion Force in May-June 1942.

By November 1943 Fujita was a vice admiral and commanded the Tsingtao Special Base Force. By April 1945 he commanded 2 China Fleet, at which posting he remained until the end of the war.

Service record

1928-12-10     
Commander
Commander, Shimakaze
1929

Commander, Shikiname
1939-11-15     
Captain
Commander, BB Fuso
1941-9-1     
Rear admiral     
Commander, Seaplane Tender Division 11
1943-3

7 Base Force, Lae
1943-11     
Vice admiral
Commander, Tsingtao Special Base Force
1945-4-25

Commander, 2 China Fleet


References

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2007-12-27)

Fuller (1992)

Pettibone (2007)


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