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Yokokawa Ichihei (1893-1979)

Though a gunnery expert rather than an aviator, Yokokawa commanded Zuikaku during the Pearl Harbor raid. He later commanded 26 Base Force, from late 1943 to spring of 1944. Goldstein and Dillon assessed him as a "rather ordinary [man]."

Service record

1893-4-24   born in Okayama Prefecture
1915-12-16     
Midshipman
Graduates from Naval Academy, standing 20th in a class of  95.  Assigned to CL Iwate
1916-8-22   BB Fuso
1916-12-1 Ensign  
1917-12-1   BB Fuji
1918-10-1   CL Tokiwa
1918-12-1 Lieutenant junior grade     
 
1919-8-5   DD Hayate
1919-12-1   Gunnery School Basic Course
1920-5-31   Torpedo School Basic Course
1920-12-1   BB Nagato
1921-12-1 Lieutenant Gunnery School Advanced Course
1922-12-1   BB Hyuga
1924-12-1   DD-6
1925-12-1   AS Chogei
1926-12-1   Instructor, Gunnery School
1927-12-1 Lieutenant commander     
 
1929-11-30   CL Yura
1930-12-1   CA Furutaka
1931-11-14   Instructor, Gunnery School
1933-5-20   BB Fuso
1933-11-15 Commander  
1935-11-15   Instructor, Gunnery School
1937-10-25   Staff, 3 Fleet
1937-12-1 Captain Staff, Combined Fleet
1938-9-1   Commander, AV Kamikawa Maru
1939-11-15   Commander, CV Hiryu
1940-11-15   Commander, CV Zuikaku
1942-6-5   Commander, Tsukuba Air Group
1942-12-19    Chief, D3, Bureau of Aeronautics, Department of Commerce and Industry
1943-5-1 Rear admiral
 
1943-11-1   Commander, 26 Base Force
1944-5-25   Navy General Staff
1945-9-6
Retires
1979-1-7   Dies

References

Goldstein and Dillon (1993)

Materials of IJN (accessed 2009-5-16)

Prange (1981)


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