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Takenaka Ryuzo (1891-1972)

Takenaka commanded 23 Air Flotilla when war broke out in the Pacific.

Service record

1891-3-22     
  born
1911-7-18 Midshipman Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 55th in a class of 148. Assigned to CL Aso.
1912-4-19   CL Iwate
1912-12-1 Ensign  
1914-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade
 
1915-3-1   BB Kashima
1915-12-13   Gunnery School Basic Course
1916-6-1   Torpedo School Basic Course
1916-12-1   Torpedo Boat Division 11
1917-12-1   CL Nisshin
1918-9-20   Staff, 1 Special Task Fleet
1918-12-1 Lieutenant Naval College Navigation Course
1919-12-1   AO Tsurugisaki
1920-12-1   CL Hirado
1922-3-20   Yokosuka Air Group
1922-7-10   BB Mutsu
1922-9-30   Yokosuka Air Group
1923-1-6   Staff, Combined Fleet
1923-9-20   Yokosuka Air Group
1924-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
Chief, Balloon Division, Yokosuka Air Group
1928-8-1   Naval Aeronautical Command
1928-12-25   Naval Shipbuilding Command
1929-11-15   1 Naval District
1930-6-1   Executive officer, Tateyama Air Group
1930-11-1   Executive officer, Omura Air Group
1930-12-1 Commander  
1933-8-25   Executive officer, CL Ryujo
1934-11-1   1 Naval District
1935-11-15 Captain  
1936-4-1   Commander, Kisarazu Air Group
1937-9-24   Commander, 11 Air Group
1937-11-16   Commander, Kisarazu Air Group
1937-12-15   Commander, Saiki Air Group
1938-12-15   Commander, CV Hiryu
1939-11-15   Commander, Tateyama Air Group
1940-10-15   Commander, Kasumigaura Air Group
1941-3-15   Staff, 11 Air Fleet
1941-4-10   Commander, 23 Air Flotilla
1941-10-15 Rear admiral
 
1943-2-25   Director, Air Technical Arsenal
1945-5-1 Vice admiral
 
1945-11-1
Retires
1972-1-29   Dies


References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2008-10-27)



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