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Kaizuka Takeo (1898-1944)

Kaizuka Takeo was commander of the Zuikaku in her last battle, at Leyte Gulf. Promoted to rear admiral just ten days before the battle, Kaizuka went down with his ship.

Service record

1898-1-3   Born
1918-11-21     
Midshipman
Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 11th in a class of 123. Assigned to CL Adzuma
1919-8-1 Ensign BB Hyuga
1919-12-1   BB Hizen
1920-12-1   Torpedo School Basic Course
1921-5-20   Gunnery School Basic Course
1921-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade
CL Iwate
1923-2-10   DD Sumire
1923-12-1   Gunnery School Advanced Course
1924-12-1 Lieutenant CL Kinu
1926-12-1   DD Tokitsukaze
1927-12-1   Adjutant, 2 Naval District
1929-11-30 Lieutenant commander     
BB Ise
1930-8-29   CL Yakumo
1931-8-20   Instructor, Gunnery School
1932-10-10   BB Mutsu
1933-11-15   CA Atago
1934-11-1   BB Nagato
1934-11-15 Commander  
1935-6-20   1 Naval District
1935-11-15   BB Yamashiro
1936-12-1   Staff, Ominato Guard District
1938-12-15   Executive officer, CA Maya
1939-11-15 Captain
Commander, PG Ataka
1940-11-15   Commander, Destroyer Division 1
1941-10-10   1 Naval District
1942-2-10   Chief of staff, Ominato Guard District
1943-7-1   Staff, Carrier Division 50
1943-7-5   Commander, CVL Hosho
1943-12-18   Commander, CV Zuikaku
1944-10-15 Rear admiral
 
1944-10-25 Vice admiral
Killed in action


References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2008-4-15)


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