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Yamamoto Chikao (1896-1980)

Yamamoto was an aviator and a gifted staff officer (graduating with honors from the Naval College) who commanded a number of air units in the final months of the war.

Service record

1896-10-13   born
1918-11-21     
Midshipman
Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 3rd in a class of 124. Assigned to CL Adzuma
1919-8-1 Ensign BC Kurama
1919-9-25   CL Adzuma
1920-6-2   BB Fuso
1920-12-1   Torpedo School Basic Course
1921-5-20   Gunnery School Basic Course
1921-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade     
BB Kongo
1922-3-1   Flight training, Yokosuka Air Group
1922-11-1   Flight training, Kasumigaura Air Group
1922-12-1   Kasumigaura Air Group
1922-12-15   Instructor, Kasumigaura Air Group
1924-12-1 Lieutenant Assistant Attaché, United States
1927-7-12   Instructor, Kasumigaura Air Group
1928-10-18   CV Akagi
1929-11-15   Kasumigaura Air Group
1929-11-20   Instructor, Kasumigaura Air Group
1929-11-30 Lieutenant commander     
 
1930-12-1   Naval College A-Course
1933-1-25   Staff, Combined Fleet
1933-3-25   Att, NGS / Att, DoN (S1, B-Per)
1933-5-10   Staff, B-Per, DoN (S1)
1934-11-15 Commander  
1935-11-15   Staff, Carrier Division 1
1936-11-16   Staff, S1, N1, Navy General Staff
1939-11-15 Captain Commander, 15 Air Group
1940-11-15   Commander, CVS Chitose
1941-8-20   S1, Bureau of Administration, Naval Air Command
1941-9-15   Chief, S1,Bureau of Administration, Naval Air Command
1943-1-5   S1, N1, Navy General Staff
1943-1-20   Chief, S1, N1, Navy General Staff
1944-10-15 Rear admiral
 
1945-1-6   Commander, 11 Air Flotilla
1945-2-15   Staff, Combined Fleet
1945-3-1   Chief of staff, 10 Air Fleet
1945-5-25   Commander, 72 Air Flotilla
1945-10-10
Retires
1980-11-4   Dies


References

Materials of IJN (accessed 2009-5-8)



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