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Sakamaki Munetaka (1894-1969)

Sakamaki was a pioneering Navy aviator who had just returned from an exchange mission to Germany (the "Naval Inspection Group") when war broke out in the Pacific. He commanded air units throughout 1943.

Service record

1894-1-9   born
1913-12-19     
Midshipman Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 7th in a class of 118. Assigned to CL Asama
1914-8-11   BC Tsukuba
1914-12-1 Ensign BC Kurama
1916-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade     
Gunnery School Basic Course
1917-6-1   Torpedo School Basic Course
1917-12-1   Air Course
1918-12-1   Yokosuka Air Group
1919-9-25   AV Wakamiya
1919-11-6   Yokosuka Air Group
1919-12-1 Lieutenant Instructor, Yokosuka Air Group
1920-9-3   AR Kanto
1921-7-1   Yokosuka Air Group
1921-8-10   CL Tama
1921-9-1   Yokosuka Air Group
1921-12-1   Instructor, Yokosuka Air Group
1922-12-1   Resident in United States
1923-6-1   Assistant Attach√©, United States
1925-3-5   Navy General Staff
1925-4-15   Kasumigaura Air Group
1925-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
 
1926-11-15   Staff, Combined Fleet
1927-12-1   Staff, Bureau of Education, Naval Air Command
1929-11-1   CV Kaga
1930-11-1   Instructor, Yokosuka Air Group
1930-12-1 Commander  
1932-11-15   Staff, Bureau of Education, Naval Air Command
1934-11-15 Captain Commander, AV Notoro
1935-11-15   Commander, CVL Hosho
1936-11-16   Executive officer, Yokosuka Air Group
1937-11-15   Commander, Kanoya Air Group
1938-12-15   Chief, Bureau of Flight Research, Air Arsenal
1939-10-19   Chief, Bureau of Training, Naval Air Command
1940-11-15 Rear admiral
 
1940-12-21   Trip to Germany
1941-12-8   Naval Air Command
1942-1-25   Staff, 11 Air Fleet
1942-2-10   Chief of staff, 11 Air Fleet
1943-1-15   Commander, 50 Air Flotilla
1943-5-10   Staff, 3 Fleet
1943-5-22   Commander, Carrier Division 2
1943-9-1   Commander, 26 Air Flotilla
1943-11-1 Vice admiral
 
1944-4-9   Navy General Staff
1944-5-1   Att, NGS / Att, NAC
1944-10-7   Chief, Administrative Bureau, Warplane Agency, Department of Military Supply
1945-8-26   Naval Air Command
1945-9-25
Retires
1969-4-24   Dies

References

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2011-4-3)

Materials of IJN (accessed 2009-4-30)



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