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Senda Sadatoshi

Senda Sadatoshi was a rear admiral in command of 28 Special Base Force in May 1944. Although his headquarters was at Manokwari, he was on an inspection tour of Biak when the Allies invaded the island on 27 May. His radio unit lost several code books while moving his headquarters, and these were recovered by the Allies, to the great benefit of Allied intelligence. Senda himself did not survive the battle, being officially declared dead on 25 December 1944.

Service record

1890-7-22   born
1912-7-17 Midshipman Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 141st in a class of 144. Assigned to CL Adzuma
1913-5-1   BB Settsu
1913-12-1 Ensign BB Hizen
1914-5-27   3 Naval District
1914-8-13   BB Hizen
1915-12-13     
Lieutenant junior grade
Gunnery School Basic Course
1916-6-1   Torpedo School Basic Course
1916-12-1   Air Course
1917-12-1   Yokosuka Air Group
1918-6-1   Fleet Air Group
1918-12-1   Yokosuka Air Group
1919-12-1 Lieutenant Instructor, Yokosuka Air Group
1921-5-25   Staff, Temporary Flying Training Center
1922-7-1   Instructor, Yokosuka Air Group
1923-10-22   Trip to Europe and the United States
1924-12-1   Instructor, Yokosuka Air Group
1925-2-19   AV Wakamiya
1925-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
Aerospatial official, Department of Communication
1927-12-1   Sasebo Air Group
1929-11-1   AO Notoro
1930-11-1   Kasumigaura Air Group
1931-12-1 Commander  
1932-12-1   Executive officer, AO Kamoi
1934-11-1   4 Naval District
1935-10-1   Commander, Maizuru Air Group
1936-12-1 Captain Commander, Omura Air Group
1937-7-11   Commander, Carrier Division 13
1938-2-10   Naval Air Command
1938-2-28   Bureau of Aeronautics, Department of Communication
1939-10-10   Commander, Kashima Air Group
1941-3-15   Commander, Kasumigaura Air Group
1942-5-1 Rear admiral
 
1942-11-1   Commander, 14 Air Flotilla
1944-3-1   Navy General Staff
1944-4-18   Staff, 4 Southern Expeditionary Fleet
1944-5-1   Commander, 28 Special Base Force
1944-12-25 Vice admiral
Killed in action

References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2008-6-30)
Morison (1953)

"Reports of General MacArthur", Volume II, Part 1 (1966; accessed 2011-5-7)



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