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Sugimoto Ushie (1894-1945)

Sugimoto was a pioneering Japanese naval aviator who commanded a number of air flotillas during the Pacific War. During the Luzon campaign, Sugimoto was killed in action while leading the remnants of the ground echelon of 26 Air Flotilla as part of Kembu Group.

Service record

1894-5-12   born
1916-11-22     
Midshipman Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 75th in a class of 95. Assigned to CL Yakumo
1917-8-17   CL Adzuma
1917-12-1 Ensign
BB Mikasa
1918-1-6   BB Asahi
1918-12-1   Gunnery School Basic Course
1919-5-23   Torpedo School Basic Course
1919-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade     
Yokosuka Air Group Air Course
1920-12-1   Sasebo Air Group
1921-11-2   Staff, Temporary Flying Training Center
1922-11-1   Kasumigaura Air Group
1922-12-1 Lieutenant
 
1924-5-31   Omura Air Group
1924-12-1   CVL Hosho
1926-5-20   Kasumigaura Air Group
1926-12-1   Yokosuka Air Group
1927-6-25   CV Akagi
1928-12-10 Lieutenant commander     
CV Kaga
1929-11-1   Yokosuka Air Group
1930-11-1   CVL Hosho
1931-12-1   Staff, Technical Bureau, Naval Air Command
1933-3-15   Staff, Naval Shipbuilding Command
1933-10-10   CV Akagi
1934-11-1   Staff, Bureau of Flight Research, Air Arsenal
1934-11-15 Commander  
1934-11-20   Trip to Europe, United States
1936-11-16   2 Naval District
1937-2-1   Executive officer, CV Soryu
1939-1-16   2 Naval District
1939-11-15 Captain  
1939-12-1   Commander, Iwakuni Air Group
1940-6-21   Commander, CV Ryujo
1942-4-25   Chief, Bureau of Flight Research, Air-Technical Arsenal
1943-3-1   Staff, 26 Air Flotilla
1943-3-10   Commander, 204 Air Group
1943-9-1   Commander, 27 Air Flotilla
1944-2-1   Commander, 62 Air Flotilla
1944-5-1 Rear admiral
 
1944-6-15   Chief of staff, 2 Air Fleet
1944-10-27   Commander, 26 Air Flotilla
1945-6-12 Vice admiral
Killed in action

References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2009-3-2)
U.S. Army in World War II: Triumph in the Philippines (accessed 2009-3-2)


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