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Kimura Susumu (1891-1980)


Photograph of Kumura Susumu

U.S.Navy

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Kimura Susumu commanded Destroyer Squadron 10, which escorted 1 Air Fleet at the battle of Midway; Abe's battleship force at Eastern Solomons, Santa Cruz, and the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal; and Kurita's surface fleet at the battle of Leyte Gulf.

Service record

1891-6-1   Born
1912-7-17 Midshipman
Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 55th in a class of 144 Assigned to CA Adzuma
1913-5-1   BB Aki
1913-12-1 Ensign CA Tokiwa
1914-1-15   Awaiting assignment
1914-3-23   BB Aki
1915-12-13     
Lieutenant junior grade     
Gunnery School Basic Course
1916-6-1   Torpedo School Basic Course
1916-12-1   AR Kanto
1917-12-1   DD Shiratsuyu1 Air Fleet
1918-12-1   Naval College Navigation Course
1919-12-1 Lieutenant AP Matsue
1920-12-1   DD Amatsukaze
1920-12-15   Akikaze
1921-6-8   AP Takasake
1922-5-15   Minesweeper supervisor
1922-12-1   AM Aso
1923-5-1   Interim Defense Unit
1923-12-15   AR Kanto
1924-12-1   BB Fuji
1925-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
Instructor, Kasuga
1926-11-1   Kinu
1927-12-1   Instructor, Kasuga
1929-2-1   Myoko
1930-11-1   Hyuga
1931-12-1 Commander  
1932-12-1   Instructor, Gunnery School
1933-5-1   Commander, Uranami
1933-11-15   Commander, Ushio
1934-11-15   Commander, Destroyer Division 2
1935-5-20   Executive officer, Iwate
1935-10-31   Commander, Destroyer Division 30
1936-12-1 Captain Commander, Destroyer Division 19
1937-12-1   Commander, Sendai
1938-12-15   Chief, Navigation Research Division, Yokosuka Navy Yard
1939-11-15   Commander, Mikuma
1940-11-1   Commander, Haruna
1941-8-20   Chief, B1, Naval Hydrography Command
1942-3-20   Staff, 1 Air Fleet
1942-4-10   Commander, Destroyer Squadron 10
1942-5-1 Rear admiral
 
1943-1-21   1 Naval District
1943-4-1   Commander, Destroyer Squadron 11
1943-11-20   Staff, 3 Fleet
1943-12-3   Commander, Destroyer Squadron 10
1944-12-19   Schoolmaster, Navigation School
1945-5-1 Vice admiral
Director, Naval Hydrography Command
1945-11-29
Retires
1980-3-16   Dies


References

Fuller (1992)

Materials of IJN (accessed 2008-2-16)

Morison (1949)

Prados (1995)



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