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Suzuki Chozo (1890-1952)

Suzuki was an expert in gunnery and had headed the Japanese Navy's Bureau of Gunnery Research. However, by March 1944, he commanded Shanghai Special Naval Landing Force.

Service record

1890-4-25   born
1912-7-17 Midshipman Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 57th in a class of 144. Assigned to CL Adzuma
1913-5-1   BB Settsu
1913-12-1 Ensign BB Iwami
1914-12-1   Torpedo School Basic Course
1915-5-26   Gunnery School Basic Course
1915-12-13     
Lieutenant junior grade
CL Hashidate
1916-3-15   AP Matsue
1916-12-1   DD Shiranui
1917-12-1   BB Fuji
1918-1-9   Staff, Cruiser Division 5
1918-8-26   BB Haruna
1918-12-1   Gunnery School Advanced Course
1919-12-1 Lieutenant BB Haruna
1920-12-1   Gunnery School Specialist Course
1921-12-1   Instructor, Gunnery School
1925-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
 
1927-12-1   CA Furutaka
1928-11-1   1 Naval District
1928-12-10   Instructor, Gunnery School
1930-12-1 Commander  
1931-12-1   BB Kongo
1932-11-15   Naval Shipbuilding Command
1932-12-15   Trip to Europe, United States
1933-9-9   Instructor, Gunnery School
1935-11-15 Captain Staff, 2 Fleet
1936-11-16   Staff, Combined Fleet
1937-11-25   Commander, AO Naruto
1938-7-20   Commander, target ship Settsu
1939-11-15   Chief, Bureau of Gunnery Research, Kure Navy Yard
1941-10-15 Rear admiral
 
1942-12-10   Staff, 2 Southern Expeditionary Fleet
1942-12-29   Commander, 25 Base Force
1944-1-24   Navy General Staff
1944-3-15   Staff, China Area Fleet
1944-3-20   Commander, Shanghai SNLF
1944-8-18   2 Naval District
1944-12-20
Retires
1952-6-13   Dies


References

Fuller (1992)

Materials of IJN (accessed 2008-7-4)



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