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Hisamune Yonejiro (1892-1960)

Hisamune was one of the Japanese Navy's convoy experts, commanding 103 Escort Squadron in the final months of the war. 

Service record

1892-2-15   born
1913-12-19     
Midshipman     
Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 65th in a class of 118. Assigned to CL Asama
1914-8-11   BB Aki
1914-12-1 Ensign  
1915-12-13   BB Iwami
1916-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade     
Torpedo School Basic Course
1917-6-1   Gunnery School Basic Course
1917-12-1   DD Asagiri
1918-12-1   Torpedo School AdvancedCourse
1920-12-1 Lieutenant Torpedo School Specialist Course
1921-12-1   DD Momi
1922-12-1   DD Urakaze
1923-6-11   DD D-6
1924-12-1   Instructor, Torpedo School
1926-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
Commander, DD Kaya
1928-12-10   Commander, DD Fuyo
1929-11-30   Commander, DD Kamikaze
1930-11-15   Commander, DD Yukaze
1932-12-1 Commander Commander, DD Yugiri
1933-11-15   Commander, DD Hatsuyuki
1935-1-15   Commander, DD Uranami
1935-10-31   Commander, Destroyer Division 14
1936-12-1   Commander, Destroyer Division 29
1937-5-31   Commander, Destroyer Division 24
1938-11-15 Captain  
1938-12-15   Commander, AS Chogei
1939-3-30   2 Naval District
1939-7-10   Commander, Destroyer Division 18
1939-11-15   Commander, CL Sendai
1941-7-25   Commander, CA Aoba
1942-11-10   Commander, BB Nagato
1943-8-2   Commander, BB Yamashiro
1943-11-1 Rear admiral
 
1943-12-25   Commander, Cruiser Division 22
1944-12-21   Staff, 1 Escort Fleet
1944-12-25   Commander, 5 Convoy Headquarters
1945-1-20   Commander, 103 Escort Squadron
1945-9-15
Retires
1960-2-4   Dies

References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2009-4-29)


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