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Yasuda Takeo (1889-1964)


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Yasuda Takeo was commissioned in the engineer corps in 1909 and also excelled in artillery. He studied in Germany and was deeply involved in technical research. The outbreak of the Pacific War found him directing the Army aviation laboratories, where he directed early research on nuclear energy. He was given command of 1 Air Army in June 1942 but returned to staff assignments in May 1943. He returned to command of 1 Air Army for the final homeland defense in April 1945.

Yasuda was an advocate of suicide attack by ramming enemy aircraft. In March 1943 he succeeded in reshuffling the Army air forces to put officers sympathetic to suicide tactics in command.

Service record

1889     

Born
1909
Second lieutenant     

1932
Colonel
Chief, Signal Section, Kwantung Army
1933

Director, Research Department, Army Signal School
1934

Chief, Fortifications Section, Military Affairs Burea, Ministry of War
1937

Army Aeronautical Technical Research Institute
1937

Head, 2 Bureau, Army Aeronautical Department, Ministry of War
1937

Head, Field Aviation Ordnance, Imperial General Headquarters
1938

Head, Army Aeronautical Technical Research Institute
1942-6-1     
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 1 Air Army
1943-5-1

Inspector-General of Army Aviation
1943

Head, Army Aeronautical Department, Ministry of War
1944

Supreme War Council
1945-4-1

Commander, 1 Air Army
1945

Retires
1964

Dies

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-7-19)

Hayashi and Cox (1959)

Pettibone (2007)



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