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Ito Yoshiaki (1893-1972)

Ito commanded the famed Takao Air Group in the early months of the war and 23 Air Flotilla during the battle of Biak.

Service record

1893-9-25   born
1915-12-16     
Midshipman     
Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 90th in a class of 95. Assigned to CL Adzuma
1916-8-22   CL Idzumo
1916-12-1 Ensign
 
1918-7-5   Staff, 2 Special Task Fleet
1918-9-10   BB Asahi
1918-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade      
Torpedo School Basic Course
1919-5-23   Gunnery School Basic Course
1919-12-1   Yokosuka Air Group Air Course
1920-12-1   Yokosuka Air Group
1921-12-1 Lieutenant  
1922-11-1   Kasumigaura Air Group
1923-10-15   AS Wakamiya
1924-5-31   Sasebo Air Group
1925-12-1   Yokosuka Air Group
1926-11-15   Kasumigaura Air Group
1927-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
AO Notoro
1928-12-10   Yokosuka Air Group
1931-12-21   Trip to Europe, United States
1932-9-10   Tateyama Air Group
1933-8-25   Kasumigaura Air Group
1933-11-15 Commander  
1937-12-1   Kisarazu Air Group
1938-3-22   Kanoya Air Group
1938-4-6   Executive officer, 14 Air Group
1938-11-15 Captain  
1938-12-15   Commander, Saiki Air Group
1939-11-15   Commander, Omura Air Group
1941-6-25   Commander, Takao Air Group
1942-3-20   Staff, 23 Air Flotilla
1942-4-10   Commander,  Usa Air Group
1943-1-20   Commander, Kasumigaura Air Group
1943-8-9   Staff, Southwest Area Fleet
1943-8-20   Commander, 23 Air Flotilla
1943-11-1 Rear admiral
 
1944-9-9   Navy General Staff
1944-10-7   Commander, 13 Combined Air Group
1945-5-5   Commander, 13 Air Group
1945-9-15
Retires
1972-7-30   Dies

References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2009-4-16)


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