Oku Nobukazu (1889-1943)

Oku commanded 10 Base Force in early 1942. He appears to have been a Navy bureaucrat, having never commanded a seagoing unit larger than a destroyer.

Service record

1910-7-18 Midshipman Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 37th in a class of 149. Assigned to CL Asama
1911-3-23   BB Aki
1911-12-1 Ensign  
1913-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade
Gunnery School Basic Course
1914-5-27   Torpedo School Basic Course
1914-12-1   DD Oite
1915-5-26   CL Iwate
1916-12-1 Lieutenant
Naval College B-Course
1917-5-1   Gunnery School Advanced Course
1917-12-1   BB Fuso
1918-3-20   DD Enoki
1919-12-1   DD Tokitsukaze
1920-5-21   CL Kasuga
1920-11-12   Commander, DD Matsukaze
1921-12-1   Naval College A-Course
1922-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
1923-10-15   2 Naval District
1923-12-10   Staff, Bureau of Personnel, Kure
1926-3-1   Navy General Staff
1926-5-1   Aide-de-campe, Fleet Admiral Togo
1927-12-1 Commander  
1928-4-15   Trip to Europe and United States
1929-3-25   Instructor, Yokosuka Sailor Corps
1929-9-15   S2, Bureau of Personnel, Navy Ministry
1932-3-10   Chief, S2, Bureau of Personnel, Navy Ministry
1932-12-1 Captain  
1935-11-15   Chief, Bureau of Personnel, Kure
1938-11-15 Rear admiral
Chief Supervisor for Construction and Ordnance, Naval Shipbuilding Command
1942-1-15   Commander, 10 Base Force
1942-5-1 Vice admiral
1942-12-2   Navy General Staff
1943-2-11   Dies from disease contracted at the front


Materials of IJN (accessed 2009-2-13)

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