China Area Fleet (Japanese Navy)

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China Area Fleet 支那方面艦隊 Shina Homen Kantai, or CSF

Assignment

Commander-in-chief, China Area Fleet

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 20 Oct 1937 VADM Hasegawa Kiyoshi 31st class, NA CinC, 3rd Fleet CinC, Yokosuka Distrcit
2 25 Apr 1938 VADM Oikawa Koshiro 31st class, NA Dir, NAC CinC, Yokosuka Distrcit 15 Nov 1939 ADM
3 1 May 1940 VADM Shimada Shigetaro 32nd class, NA Att, NGS CinC, Yokosuka Distrcit 15 Nov 1940 ADM
4 1 Sept 1941 VADM Koga Mineichi 34th class, NA CinC, 2nd Fleet CinC, Yokosuka Distrcit 1 May 1942 ADM
5 10 Nov 1942 ADM Yoshida Zengo 32nd class, NA Military Councillor Military Councillor
6 1 Dec 1943 ADM Kondo Nobutake 35th class, NA Military Councillor Military Councillor
7 15 May 1945 VADM Fukuda Ryozo 38th class, NA Att, China Area Fleet HQ Reserve disbanded due to end of war

Chief of Staff, China Area Fleet

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
23 Oct 1939 RADM Inoue Shigeyoshi 37th class, NA Att, NGS Dir, NAC 15 Nov 1939 VADM
1 Oct 1940
16 Mar 1942 VADM Tayui Minoru 39th class, NA Att, China Area Fleet HQ Att, NGS
1 Sept 1943

Vice Chief of Staff

no from to rank name class previous job next job note
5 Nov 1939 5 Mar 1941 RADM Nakamura Toshihisa 39th class, NA Att, China Area Fleet HQ Att, NGS

Chief Paymaster

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
12 Apr 1941 RADM(P) Shirakami Kimitaro 2nd class, NPA Chief, 1st Acct Crt Chief, 1st Acct Ctr
30 May 1941 CAPT(P) Tamemoto Hiroatsu 3rd class, NPA Chief, 1st Sect, Acct Bu, MoN Chief, 1st Acct Ctr 15 Oct 1941 RADM(P)
26 Dec 1941

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