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Nabeshima Shunsaku

Nabeshima Shunsaku was chief of staff of 4 Fleet in 1942-43. He survived the war to give useful insights on Japanese defense planning in the Gilbert and Marshall island groups to American historians.

Service record

1892-9-10   born
1914-12-19     
Midshipman     
Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 36th in a class of 177. Assigned to CL Aso
1915-8-27   BB Satsuma
1915-12-13 Ensign CL Kasaga
1916-8-21   CL Tsugaru
1917-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade
Torpedo School Basic Course
1918-5-20   Gunnery School Basic Course
1918-12-1   Submarine Division 11
1918-12-13   1 Naval District
1919-7-24   Yokosuka Defense Force
1919-10-22   Kure Defense Force
1920-12-1 Lieutenant Torpedo School Advanced Course
1921-12-1   SS-22
1923-4-1   SS-37
1924-4-1   Staff, Submarine Squadron 2
1925-12-1   Naval College A-Course
1926-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
 
1927-12-1   Commander, Ro-68
1928-12-10   Commander, I-55
1929-11-5   Staff, Submarine Squadron 1
1931-12-1   Instructor, Submarine School
1932-12-1 Commander  
1933-11-15   Navy General Staff
1934-2-21   1 Naval District
1934-11-15   Instructor, Naval Academy
1936-12-1   Commander, Submarine Division 19
1937-11-15   Commander, Submarine Division 7
1937-12-1 Captain  
1938-11-15   Staff, Naval Shipbuilding Command
1940-3-10   Commander, CL Kashima
1941-3-15   Commander, CL Kinu
1941-8-11   Commander, CA Maya
1942-10-17   Staff, 4 Fleet
1942-11-1 Rear Admiral
Chief of staff, 4 Fleet
1944-1-6   Navy General Staff
1944-1-20   Schoolmaster, Naval Mine School
1944-3-25

Schoolmaster, Naval Antisubmarine School
1945-5-1   Navy General Staff
1945-6-20   Chief, Shikoku local navy office
1945-10-15
Retires
1948-4-28   Dies


References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2008-6-7)


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