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Onishi Shinzo (1892-1988)

Onishi commanded Submarine Squadron 7 under 4 Fleet when war broke out. This was a force of short-range (Ro) submarines that supported operations against Wake, the Gilbert Islands, and the Bismarck Archipelago. By late 1942 he was chief of staff of 8 Fleet at Rabaul.

Service record

1892-7-17   born
1914-12-19     
Midshipman Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 3rd in a class of 117. Assigned to CL Soya
1915-8-27   BB Hiei
1915-12-13 Ensign  
1916-12-1   CL Chitose
1917-7-2   CL Tsugaru
1917-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade
Gunnery School Basic Course
1918-5-20   Torpedo School Basic Course
1918-12-1   DD Nara
1919-9-25   CL Tokiwa
1920-12-1 Lieutenant Gunnery School Advanced Course
1921-12-1   BB Mutsu
1922-12-1   DD Momi
1923-12-1   Naval College Select Course
1925-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
 
1926-3-1   BB Fuso
1926-12-1   Naval College A-Course
1928-12-10   Instructor, Naval Academy
1930-12-1 Commander  
1931-4-1   Resident in Germany
1933-6-5   Executive officer, CL Jintsu
1933-11-15   Staff, 2 Fleet
1934-11-15   Instructor, Naval College
1935-11-15 Captain  
1937-4-20   Commander, AO Erimo
1937-12-1   Chief, S1, Bureau of Personnel, Navy Ministry
1939-11-15   Commander, CA Tone
1940-10-15   Commander, BB Nagato
1941-8-11   Commander, Submarine Squadron 7
1941-10-15 Rear admiral
 
1942-7-14   Chief of staff, 8 Fleet
1943-3-29   Navy General Staff
1943-6-11   Chief of staff, 2 Naval District
1944-9-10   Director, Bureau of Education, Navy Ministry
1944-10-15 Vice admiral
 
1945-5-5   Vice Director, Naval Academy
1945-10-15
Retires
1988-1-21   Dies


References

Fuller (1992)

Materials of IJN (accessed 2008-4-3)

Prados (1995)



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