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Kobayashi Sonosuke (1886-1975)

Kobayashi commanded 4 Naval District when war broke out. He retired in November 1942.

Service record

1886-10-2   Born
1907-11-20     
Midshipman Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 3rd in a class of 172. Assigned to CL Matsushima
1908-4-30   CL Itsukushima
1908-7-28   CL Iwate
1908-9-25   BC Tsukuba
1908-12-25 Ensign  
1909-5-11   Torpedo Boat Division 14
1909-7-9   Awaiting assignment
1909-9-9   PG Manshu
1909-12-25   Gunnery School Basic Course
1910-4-20   Torpedo School Basic Course
1910-7-31   CL Iwate
1910-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade
 
1911-1-18   Torpedo Boat Division 10
1911-9-16   CL Aso
1912-4-24   BB Mikasa
1912-12-1   Naval College B-Course
1913-5-24   Gunnery School Advanced Course
1913-12-1 Lieutenant BB Kongo
1915-3-3   Staff, Battleship Division 3
1915-6-30   BB Shikishima
1916-4-1   Instructor, Gunnery School
1916-12-1   Naval College A-Course
1918-12-1   Kure Sailor Corps
1919-7-18   Resident in France
1919-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
 
1920-8-23   Navy General Staff
1922-7-1   Staff, 1 Fleet
1922-12-1   1 Naval District
1923-4-1   Staff, Bureau of Naval Affairs, Navy Ministry
1923-12-1 Commander  
1924-12-1   1 Naval District
1925-1-20   Commander, DD Shimakaze
1926-1-14   Trip to France
1926-1-15   Navy General Staff
1927-4-26   Attendant to Plenipotentiary, Geneva conference
1927-12-1 Captain Chief, S1, Bureay of Personnel, Navy Ministry
1929-11-30   Commander, CL Nagara
1930-12-1   Commander, CA Haguro
1931-12-9   Attendant to Plenipotentiary, Geneva conference
1932-11-28   Commander, CV Kaga
1933-11-15 Rear admiral
Director, Bureau of Personnel, Navy Ministry
1936-12-1   Commander, Cruiser Division 5
1937-3-10   Commander, Cruiser Division 4
1937-7-28   Commander, Cruiser Division 9
1937-12-1 Vice admiral
 
1938-2-1   Navy General Staff
1938-11-15   Commander, Chinkai Guard District
1940-4-15   Commander, 4 Naval District
1942-7-14   Navy General Staff
1942-11-16
Retires
1975-3-17   Dies

References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2008-4-3)



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