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Yoshida Kihachiro

Yoshida Kihachiro (Yoshita Kiyaro) was acting commander of 10 Air Division at Kyoto in 1944. He ordered aircraft stripped of armor and guns so they could reach the necessary altitude to ram B-29 Superfortresses.

Service record

1940-3     
Colonel
Chief of staff, 2 Air Brigade
1941-11
Major general      Head, General Affairs Bureau, Aeronautical Technical Laboratory
1942-9-1

Head, Aerial Communications Security, Imperial General Headquarters
1943-5-1     

Chief of staff, 1 Air Army
1944-3-28

Commander, 10 Air Division
1945-3-1
Lieutenant general      Commander, 13 Air Division

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2014-3-7)
Pettibone (2007)

Tillman (2010)



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