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Osugi Morikazu (1892-1948)

Osugi commanded Seito Base Force when war broke out in the Pacific. He later commanded Destroyer Squadron 10 at Empress Augusta Bay, where he fought aggressively but ineffectually, and was wounded when his flagship, Agano, was torpedoed by Scamp on 12 November 1943.

Service record

1892-3-11   born
1913-12-19     
Midshipman     
Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 40th in a class of 118. Assigned to CL Adzuma
1914-12-1 Ensign CL Yakumo
1915-12-13   BB Haruna
1916-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade     
 
1919-12-1 Lieutenant  
    DD Shimakaze
1922-12-28   Destroyer Division 1
1923-11-1   Instructor, Naval Academy
1925-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
Naval College A-Course
1927-12-1   CL Yakumo
1928-2-1   1 Naval District
1931-10-31   Staff, Battleship Division 3
1931-12-1 Commander  
1932-11-1   Staff, 2 Naval District
1935-7-1   Staff, 5 Fleet
1936-12-1 Captain  
1937-4-1   Commander, AO Ondo
1937-12-1   Commander, Tokyo Communications Unit
1938-1-1   Chief, S-Administration, Bureau of Supply, Yokosuka
1938-10-22   Chief of staff, 4 Naval District
1939-11-15   Commander, CA Maya
1941-4-15   Commander, BB Kongo
1941-8-20   Commander, Seito Base Force
1942-4-10   Chief Instructor, Naval Academy
1942-5-1 Rear admiral
 
1943-6-21   Commander, Destroyer Squadron 10
1943-12-3   Staff, Combined Fleet
1944-1-10   Staff, 2 Southern Expeditionary Fleet
1944-1-26   Commander, 23 Base Force
1945-5-1 Vice admiral
 
1946-12-10
Retires
1948-8-28   Executed for war crimes

References

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2008-11-12)

Materials of IJN (accessed 2008-11-12)

Morison (1950)



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