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Hatakeyama Koichiro

Hatakeyama commanded Amoy Special Base Force when war broke out. He commanded the Ambon Invasion Force which seized the island in February 1942. He is alleged to have ordered the massacre of Allied prisoners at Laha airstrip, but was killed in a plane crash in China in early 1945 and so did not stand trial for the crime.

Service record

1889-1-28   born
1911-7-18     
Midshipman     
Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 20th in a class of 148. Assigned to Soya
1912-3-29   Kawachi
1912-12-1 Ensign Sagami
1913-12-1   Yakumo
1914-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade     
Torpedo School Basic Course
1915-5-26   Gunnery School Basic Course
1915-12-13   Settsu
1916-8-1   Tokiwa
1917-8-23   Uzuki
1917-12-1 Lieutenant  
1918-12-1   Torpedo School Advanced Course
1919-12-1   Staff, 1 Fleet
1920-3-1   Staff, Cruiser Division 5
1921-11-15   4 Naval District
1921-12-10   Adjutant, 4 Naval District
1923-4-1   Staff, Maizuru Guard District
1923-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
 
1924-4-1   Commander, DD Nara
1924-12-1   Commander, DD-16
1925-12-1   Fuso
1927-5-14   Commander, DD Tade
1927-12-1   Staff, B-Per, Sasebo
1929-11-1   Commander, DD Urakaze
1929-11-30 Commander  
1930-11-1   Commander, Saga
1932-5-20   Adjutant, 1 Naval District
1933-11-1   1 Naval District
1933-11-15 Captain Commander, Erimo
1934-8-25   2 Naval District
1934-11-1   Commander, Tsushima
1935-11-15   Commander, Kinugasa
1937-4-1   3 Naval District
1937-5-1   Chief, Takamatsu Area B-Per
1938-9-10   Commander, Gunboat Division 2
1938-10-20   3 Naval District
1938-10-22   Commander, Gunboat Division 3
1938-12-5   Commander, Asahi
1939-11-15 Rear admiral
Commander, Kure Sailor Corps
1941-8-11   Staff, China Area Fleet
1941-9-1   Commander, Amoy Special Base Force
1942-1-15   Staff, 3 Fleet
1942-2-5   Commander, 24 Base Unit
1943-3-13   Navy General Staff
1943-5-1 Vice admiral
 
1943-5-25   Staff, China Area Fleet
1943-6-1   Commander, Shanghai Area Auxiliary Base Unit
1944-3-20   Commander, Yosuko Area Base Unit
1944-11-21   Navy General Staff
1945-1-6   Staff, China Area Fleet
1945-1-15   Killed in action


References

Fuller (1992)

Materials of IJN (accessed 2007-12-27)


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