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Hayakawa Mikio (1894-1945)

Hayakawa Mikio was captain of the Chokai, Goto's flagship in the early months of the war. By late 1944 he was a rear admiral and commander of Destroyer Squadron 2 at Singapore. He escorted the Kurita force at Leyte Gulf, and was killed when one of his "Tokyo Express" runs to Leyte was annihilated by air strikes from three of Halsey's task groups.

Service record

1894-4-18   born
1916-11-22     
Midshipman Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 37th in a class of 95. Assigned to CL Yakumo
1917-8-17   BB Haruna
1917-12-1 Ensign BB Kawachi
1918-3-12   CL Akashi
1919-9-10   BB Aki
1919-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade
Torpedo School Basic Course
1920-5-31   Gunnery School Basic Course
1920-12-1   DD Mikazuki
1921-12-1   BB Yamashiro
1922-5-30   AV Wakamiya
1922-12-1 Lieutenant Torpedo School Advanced Course
1923-12-1   DD-18
1924-12-1   DD Nokaze
1925-12-1   Instructor, Torpedo School
1926-12-1   Naval College A-Course
1928-12-10 Lieutenant commander     
DD Tsuta
1929-11-30   Staff, Battleship Division 3
1930-11-15   Instructor, Torpedo School
1932-11-15   Staff, 2 Fleet
1933-11-15   Staff, B-Edu, Navy Department
1934-4-18   Awaiting assignment
1934-9-1   Instructor, Torpedo School
1934-11-15 Commander  
1935-11-15   Staff, Combined Fleet
1936-12-1   Aide-de-campe, Prince Hiroyoshi
1937-9-28   1 Naval District
1938-5-5   Staff, B-War History
1938-8-20   AO Sunosaki
1938-11-9   AV Notoro
1938-11-15 Captain  
1938-12-5   Commander, Destroyer Division 28
1939-11-15   Commander, Destroyer Division 2
1940-10-15   Chief Instructor, Torpedo School
1942-4-25   Commander, CA Chokai
1943-3-1   Commander, BB Yamashiro
1943-8-2   Commander, BB Nagato
1943-11-1 Rear admiral
 
1943-12-15   Commander, Destroyer Squadron 2
1944-11-11 Vice admiral
Killed in action


References

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2007-7-4)

Materials of IJN (accessed 2008-3-8)

Prados (1995)



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