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Suzuki Yoshio (-1944)

Suzuki Yoshio was a rear admiral on the Japanese Naval General Staff (N-2) at the start of the Pacific War. He was later given command of Battleship Division 3, Kongo and Haruna, and participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. His flagship, Kongo, was sunk by Sealion on November 21, 1944. Suzuki went down with the ship.

Service record

1890-11-15     
  born
1912-7-17 Midshipman Graduates from Naval Academy, stanting 29th in a class of 144.  Assigned to CL Adzuma
1913-5-1   BB Settsu
1913-12-1 Ensign  
1914-12-1   Torpedo School Basic Course
1915-5-26   Gunnery School Basic Course
1915-12-13 Lieutenant junior grade
CL Akitsushima
1917-4-1   CL Asama
1918-7-16   DD Isoname
1918-12-1 Lieutenant Naval College Navigator Course
1919-12-1   PG Uji
1920-12-1   AP Matsue
1921-12-1   Adjutant, 1 Fleet
1923-1-8   CVL Hosho
1923-10-15   1 Naval District
1923-12-1   Naval College A-Course
1924-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
 
1925-12-1   Executive officer, CA Kako
1926-12-1   Staff, Bureau of Personnel, Yokosuka
1928-4-15   Aide-de-campe, Fleet Admiral Togo
1929-11-30 Commander  
1930-2-5   Trip to Europe, United States
1930-12-1   Staff, 2 Naval District
1932-11-15   Staff, 2 Fleet
1933-11-15 Captain Commander, AF Mamiya
1934-5-25   Instructor, Nava; College
1936-7-1   Attache, Manchukuo
1937-11-15   Commander, CA Maya
1938-11-15   Commander, BB Kongo
1939-10-20   Staff, 1 Fleet
1939-11-1   Chief of staff, 2 Fleet
1939-11-15 Rear admiral
 
1941-9-6   Chief, N2, Navy General Staff
1943-5-1 Vice admiral
 
1943-7-19   Staff, 3 Fleet
1943-7-22   Commander, Battleship Division 3
1944-11-21   Killed in action


References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2008-7-4)



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