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Shibuya Shiro (1893-1945)

Shiro was present as a cruiser commander at the battles of Midway and the Komandorski Islands. He commanded 101 Escort Squadron in the final months of the war, but was killed when his flagship, Kashii, was torpedoed by carrier aircraft during GRATITUDE, Halsey's raid into the South China Sea.

Service record

1893-11-18     
  born
1916-11-22 Midshipman Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 32nd in a class of 95. Assigned to CL Yakumo
1917-8-17   BB Aki
1917-12-1 Ensign BC Kurama
1918-1-6   BB Iwami
1918-9-25   Member, Temporary Expeditionary Unit
1919-8-5   BB Hyuga
1919-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade     
Gunnery School Basic Course
1920-5-31   Torpedo School Basic Course
1920-12-1   DD Katsura
1921-12-1   BB Kirishima
1922-12-1 Lieutenant Torpedo School Advanced Course
1923-12-1   DD Umikaze
1924-5-30   DD-10
1925-12-1   CL Tone
1926-12-1   CL Kuma
1928-12-10 Lieutenant commander     
CL Kinu
1929-11-11   Commander, DD Karukaya
1932-4-1   Commander, DD Namikaze
1933-11-15   Instructor, Torpedo School
1934-11-15 Commander  
1935-10-15   Commander, DD Inazuma
1936-12-1   Executive officer, CL Jintsu
1937-12-1   Commander, Torpedo Division 1
1938-12-15   Commander, Destroyer Division 27
1939-11-15 Captain Commander, Minesweeper Division 1
1940-5-1   Commander, Destroyer Division 7
1941-7-25   Commander, Destroyer Division 16
1942-9-20   Commander, CL Abukuma
1943-9-10   Commander, CA Nachi
1944-9-10   Staff, Maritime Escort Fleet
1944-10-15 Rear admiral
 
1944-11-15   Commander, 101 Escort Squadron
1945-1-12 Vice admiral
Killed in action

References

CombinedFleet.com (accessed 2009-2-25)
Materials of IJN (accessed 2009-2-25)



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