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Kogure Gunji

Kogure commanded battleship Mutsu when war broke out in the Pacific. Subsequently promoted to flag rank, he held staff positions until taking command of 28 Air Flotilla in Celebes in 1943.

Service record

1890-11-15   born
1913-12-19     
Midshipman Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 75th in a class of 118. Assigned to CL Asama
1914-8-11   BB Kongo
1914-10-24   BC Ikoma
1914-12-1 Ensign  
1915-10-1   CL Akashi
1916-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade     
Gunnery School Basic Course
1917-6-1   Torpedo School Basic Course
1917-12-1   CL Asama
1919-3-1   DD Uzuki
1919-12-1 Lieutenant Gunnery School Advanced Course
1920-12-1   BB Hiei
1921-4-20   DD Ume
1921-5-17   CL Iwate
1923-3-1   DD Urakaze
1923-8-20   BB Mutsu
1924-12-1   Instructor, Gunnery School
1925-12-1   Naval College A-Course
1926-12-1 Lieutenant commander
 
1927-12-1   BB Nagato
1928-10-25   CL Iwate
1929-12-24   Instructor, Yokosuka Sailor Corps
1930-12-1   CA Haguro
1931-11-2   BB Kirishima
1931-12-1 Commander  
1932-11-15   BB Mutsu
1933-10-20   Staff, 3 Fleet
1935-8-1   Staff, 2 Fleet
1935-8-15   Staff, 6 Fleet
1935-11-15   Instructor, Naval Academy
1936-12-1 Captain  
1937-12-1   Staff, 1 Naval District
1940-3-10   Commander, target ship Settsu
1940-11-1   Commander, CA Chikuma
1941-8-11   Commander, BB Mutsu
1942-5-1 Rear admiral
 
1942-7-11   Staff, China Area Fleet
1942-7-25   Chief of staff, 1 China Fleet
1943-9-1   Commander, 28 Air Flotilla
1945-5-1 Vice admiral
 
1946-7-26
Retires
1975-4-21   Dies

References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2009-5-16)


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