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Kondo Katsuji (1897-1955)

Kondo was a pioneering Japanese naval aviator. He commanded Chosen Air Group in the final months of the war.

Service record

1897-6-11   born
1918-11-21     
Midshipman
Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 96th in a class of 124. Assigned to CL Tokiwa
1919-8-1 Ensign BB Kirishima
1919-12-1   Torpedo School Basic Course
1920-5-31   Gunnery School Basic Course
1920-12-1   Yokosuka Air Group Air Course
1921-7-20   Yokosuka Air Group
1921-12-1 lieutenant junior grade     
 
1923-12-1   Kasumigaura Air Group
1925-12-1   Sasebo Air Group
1926-12-1   Yokosuka Air Group
1930-12-1 Lieutenant commander     

1931-5-15   Trip to United Kingdom
1934-7-2   Staff, Bureau of Flight Research, Air Arsenal
1935-11-15 Commander  
1938-12-15   Executive officer, 14 Air Group
1939-4-10   Staff, Research Burea, Air-Technical Arsenal
1940-7-6   Executive officer, CV Akagi
1940-9-16   Staff, Carrier Division 12
1940-11-15 Captain  
1941-3-5   Commander, Mihoro Air Group
1942-4-1   Commander, Kanoya Air Group
1942-11-1   Commander, Oita Air Group
1943-10-1   Commander, 381 Air Group
1944-10-1   Yokosuka Air Group
1945-5-1 Rear Admiral
 
1945-6-10   Commander, Chosen Air Group
1945-11-3
Retires
1955-1-28   Dies

References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2009-2-3)



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