Army Air Command (Japanese Army)

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Army Air Command 陸軍航空本部 Rikugun Koku Hombu

Assignment

Director

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 15 Apr 1919 Maj General Inoue Ikutaro 4th class, MA Att, Transport & Comm Brigade Cdr, 3rd Division Director, Army Air Division
10 Aug 1920 Lt General
2 10 Mar 1923 Lt General Shirakawa Yoshinori 1st class, MA Vice Minister of Army Vice Minister of Army
3 6 Aug 1923 Lt General Yasumitsu Kinichi 6th class, MA Chief of Staff, Korea Army Dir, Army Air Command
1 28 Apr 1925 Lt General Yasumitsu Kinichi 6th class, MA Dir, Army Air Division Commander, 3rd Division Director, Army Air Command
2 28 Jul 1926 Lt General Inoue Ikutaro 4th class, MA Cdr, 3rd Division Military Councillor 16 Feb 1927 General
3 14 Mar 1929 Lt General Watanabe Jotaro 8th class, MA Cdr, 7th Division Cdr, Taiwan Army
4 2 Jun 1930 Lt General Furuya Kiyoshi 10th class, MA Commandant, Tokorozawa Flying School Wait for appointment
5 1 Aug 1931 General Watanabe Jotaro 8th class, MA Cdr, Taiwan Army Military Councillor
6 18 Mar 1933 Lt General Sugiyama Hajime 12th class, MA Cdr, 12th Division Vice Chief of General Staffs
7 1 Aug 1934 Lt General Hori Takeo 13th class, MA Commandant, Tokorozawa Flying School Commander, 1st Division
8 2 Dec 1935 Lt General Hata Shunroku 12th class, MA Cdr, 14th Division Cdr, Taiwan Army
9 1 Aug 1936 Lt General Furusho Motoo 14th class, MA Att, Army Air Command Cdr, Taiwan Army
10 2 Aug 1937 Lt General Prince Naruhiko 20th class, MA Military Councillor Cdr, 2nd Army 30 Apr 1938 vacant
11 18 Jun 1938 Lt General Tojo Hideki 17th class, MA Vice Minister of Army Minister of Army
12 22 Jul 1940 Lt General Yamashita Tomoyuki 18th class, MA Cdr, 4th Division Official trip to Germany
10 Dec 1940 Lt General Suzuki Yorimichi 22nd class, MA Chief, Admin Bu, Army Air Command Chief, Admin Bu, Army Air Command acting
13 9 Jun 1941 General Doihara Kenji 16th class, MA Cdt, Military Academy Cdr, Eastern Army
14 1 May 1943 Lt General Yasuda Takeo 21st class, MA Commander, First Air Army Chief, Tama Technical Research
15 28 Mar 1944 General Ushiroku Jun 17th class, MA Vice Chief of General Staffs Military Councillor
16 18 Jul 1944 Lt General Sugawara Michio 21st class, MA Vice Dir, Army Air Command Commander, Sixth Air Army
17 26 Dec 1944 General Anami Korechika 18th class, MA Cdr, 2nd Area Army Minister of Army
7 Apr 1945 Lt General Teramoto Kumaichi 22nd class, MA Att, Army Air Command Dir, Army Air Command acting
18 18 Apr 1945 Lt General Teramoto Kumaichi 22nd class, MA acting Dir, Army Air Command died 15 Aug 1945 suicide
19 16 Aug 1945 General Kawabe Masakazu 19th class, MA CinC, Air General Army reserve 30 Nov 1945 abolished

Vice Director

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 27 Mar 1944 Lt General Sugawara Michio 21st class, MA Commandant, Military Air Academy Dir, Army Air Command 18 Jul 1944 vacant
2 8 Aug 1944 Lt General Kawabe Torashiro 24th class, MA Commander, Second Air Army Vice Chief of General Staffs 7 Apr 1945 abolished

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