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Shigenaga Kazue

Shigenaga Kazue was commander of battleship Haruna at the battle of Leyte Gulf. He was promoted to rear admiral just days before the battle.

Service record

1898-1-2   born
1918-11-21     
Midshipman Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 5th in a class of 124. Assigned to CL Adzuma
1919-8-1 Ensign CL Aso
1919-9-25   CL Yakumo
1920-5-7   BB Haruna
1920-12-1   Torpedo School Basic Course
1921-5-20   Gunnery School Basic Course
1921-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade
BB Ise
1922-10-26   DD D-2
1923-12-1   Gunnery School Advanced Course
1924-12-1 Lieutenant CL Iwate
1926-4-20   BB Kongo
1926-12-1   Instructor, Naval Academy
1928-12-10   Naval College A-Course
1929-11-30 Lieutenant commander     
 
1930-12-1   BB Ise
1931-9-7   CL Kiso
1931-12-1   Instructor, Yokosuka Sailor Corps
1932-11-15   CL Asama
1934-9-1   Adjutant, Navy Ministry
1934-11-15 Commander  
1936-6-18   Staff, 11 Squadron
1937-12-1   Executive officer, CA Mikuma
1938-11-1   Staff, Battleship Division 3
1939-11-15 Captain Supervisor for Construction and Ordnance, Naval Shipbuilding Command
1940-3-15   Staff, Hanshin Naval Force
1940-10-19   Staff, 2 Naval District
1942-6-15   Staff, 1 Southern Expeditionary Fleet
1942-6-25   Commander, CL Kashii
1943-1-20   Commander, CA Chikuma
1944-1-25   Commander, BB Haruna
1944-10-15 Rear admiral
 
1945-1-15   Vice chief of staff, Takao Guard District
1946-4-30
Retires
1964-3-1   Dies

References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2008-7-1)

Prados (1995)


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