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Nomura Naokuni (1885-1973)


Photograph of Admiral Nomura Naokuni

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Nomoto was one of the senior admirals of the Japanese Navy when war broke out. He led an exchange mission to Germany in 1940 and did not return to Japan until 1943, aboard U-511, which the Germans gave to the Japanese. As a result of his discussions with the Germans, he became an advocate of radar, and also urged the submarine fleet to shift its emphasis to the destruction of merchant shipping.

Nomura very briefly served as Navy Minister in Tojo's final Cabinet shuffle before being ousted from power.

Service record

1885-5-15   born
1907-11-20     
Midshipman     
Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 43rd in a class of 172. Assignd to CL Itsukushima
1908-7-28   BB Kashima
1908-12-25 Ensign  
1909-4-29   DD Yayoi
1909-5-25   DD Kamikaze
1909-11-16   Yokosuka Sailor Corps
1909-12-25   Gunnery School Basic Course
1910-4-20   Torpedo School Basic Course
1910-7-31   Kure Sailor Corps
1910-9-1   BB Aki
1910-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade     
 
1911-10-18   PG Tatsuta
1911-12-11   CL Chiyoda
1912-1-22   PG Manshu
1912-3-28   3 Fleet
1912-9-27   CL Aso
1912-12-1   Naval College B-Course
1913-5-24   Torpedo School Advanced Course
1913-12-1 Lieutenant DD Nenohi
1915-2-18   Naval Shipbuilding Command
1915-3-1   DD Kashiwa
1916-12-1   Commander, DD Shirakumo
1917-12-1   Staff, Battleship Division 2
1918-7-23   Staff, Battleship Division 1
1918-8-20   Staff, Battleship Division 2
1918-12-1   Naval College A-Course
1919-12-1 Lieutenant commander
 
1920-12-1   Staff, Submarine Squadron 1
1921-11-26   Navy General Staff
1922-8-10   Naval attaché, Germany
1924-12-1 Commander  
1925-1-15   Commander, Submarine Division 16
1925-10-20   Naval Shipbuilding Command
1927-4-15   Attendant to Plenipotentiary, Geneva conference
1928-12-10 Captain Commander, AS Chogei
1929-5-1   Naval attaché, Germany
1929-11-12   Attendant to Plenipotentiary, London conference
1931-10-10   Commander, CA Haguro
1933-2-24   Commander, CV Kaga
1933-11-15   Schoolmaster, Submarine School
1934-11-15 Rear admiral
Commander, Submarine Squadron 2
1935-11-15   Chief of staff, Combined Fleet
1936-12-1   Chief, N3, Navy General Staff
1938-4-25   Naval attaché, China
1938-11-15 Vice admiral
 
1939-11-15   Commander, 3 China Area Fleet
1940-9-30   Navy General Staff
1940-11-13   Trip to Europe
1943-8-9   Navy Counselor
1943-10-20   Commander, 2 Naval District
1944-3-1 Admiral  
1944-7-17   Navy Minister
1944-7-22
Navy Counselor
1944-8-2   Commander, Maritime Escort Fleet
1945-5-1   Navy Counselor
1945-10-15
Retires
1973-12-12   Dies


References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2010-2-13)

Nakagawa (1997)



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