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Shibuya Kiyomi (1895-1985)

Shibuya was captain of carrier Junyo at the Battle of the Phillipine Sea. Promoted to rear admiral, he commanded 3 Special Attack Squadron in the final months of the war. This was a squadron of Shinyo suicide boats and a handful of midget submarines based around Sasebo.

Service record

1895-9-27   born
1917-11-24     
Midshipman     
Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 33rd in a class of 89. Assigned to CL Iwate
1918-7-11   CL Tone
1918-8-1 Ensign  
1918-12-1   Gunnery School Basic Course
1919-5-23   Torpedo School Basic Course
1919-12-1   DD Shiranui
1920-3-25   DD Kasumi
1920-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade     
BB Fuso
1921-12-1   DD Tsuta
1922-12-1   Naval College Navigator Course
1923-10-15   DD Sawakaze
1923-12-1 Lieutenant
1924-9-12   DD Okikaze
1925-1-6   DD-17shiyuba
1925-11-10   Icebreaker Odomari
1926-6-1   PG Ataka
1927-12-1   AO Tsurumi
1928-12-10   AS Jingei
1929-11-1   CL Sendai
1929-11-30 Lieutenant commander     
 
1931-12-1   CL Yura
1932-11-15   CA Aoba
1933-9-19   CL Iwate
1934-11-15   Instructor, Navigator School
1935-11-15 Commander  
1935-11-16   BB Mutsu
1937-12-1   Instructor, Navigator School
1939-11-15   Executive officer, CA Atago
1940-10-15   Commander, AO Sata
1940-11-15 Captain  
1941-9-20   Commander, CL Kuma
1942-11-14   1 Naval District
1943-1-15   Chief, S3, B2, Naval Hydrography Command
1944-1-10   Chief Instructor, Navigator School
1944-2-21   Commander, CV Junyo
1944-12-20   Commander, BB Nagato
1945-5-1 Rear admiral
 
1945-5-20   Commander, 3 Special Attack Squadron
1945-11-5
Retires
1985-2-20   Dies

References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2009-5-7)



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