Koga Mineichi

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Admiral of the Fleet Koga Mineichi 古賀峯一 (25 Sept 1885 - 31 Mar 1944) was a Japanese naval officer. 34th class of Naval Academy (14th place out of 175 graduates).

History

date rank title job
25 Sept 1885 born
19 Nov 1906 Midshipman Crew, Matsushima
5 Aug 1907 Crew, Katori
20 Dec 1907 Sublieutenant Crew, Otowa
15 May 1908 Crew, Suma
30 Apr 1909 Student, Basic course, Naval Gunnery School
5 Aug 1909 Student, Basic course, Naval Torpedo School
11 Oct 1909 Lieutenant JG
22 Dec 1909 Crew, Soya
1 Dec 1910 Attendant, Naval Gunnery School
1 Dec 1911 Lieutenant Student, B-course, Naval College
22 May 1912 Student, Advanced course, Naval Gunnery School
20 Dec 1912 Division commander, Kashima
1 Dec 1913 Staff, Second Fleet
13 Dec 1915 Student, A-course, Naval College
1 Dec 1917 Lt Commander Attendant, Naval General Staff
5 Mar 1918 Staff, Naval Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Navy
5 May 1920 Resident in France
1 Aug 1922 Order of return
1 Dec 1922 Commander Executive officer, Kitakami
1 Jun 1923 Attendant, Naval General Staff / Instructor, Naval College
30 Jun 1923 Instructor, Naval College
20 Oct 1925 Staff, First Fleet / Staff, Combined Fleet
1 Dec 1926 Captain Naval Attache to France / Shipping and Ordnance Supervisor
5 Apr 1927 Naval Attache to France / Shipping and Ordnance Supervisor, Naval Shipping Command / Ordnance Supervisor, Naval Aviation Command
26 Apr 1927 Attendant to Representative for Geneva disarmament conference
1 Nov 1928 Order of return
1 Apr 1929 Attendant, Naval General Staff / Attendant, Ministry of Navy
1 May 1929 Adjutant, Ministry of Navy
1 Dec 1930 Commanding officer, Aoba
1 Dec 1931 Commanding officer, Ise
1 Dec 1932 Rear Admiral Chief, 3rd Division, Naval General Staff
1 Sept 1933 Attendant, Naval General Staff
15 Sept 1933 Chief, 2nd Division, Naval General Staff
1 Oct 1933 Chief, 2nd Bureau, Naval General Staff
15 Nov 1935 Commander, 7th Squadron
1 Dec 1936 Vice Admiral Commander, Training Fleet
1 Dec 1937 Vice Chief, Naval General Staff
21 Oct 1939 Commander-in-chief, Second Fleet
1 Sept 1941 Commander-in-chief, China Area Fleet
1 May 1942 Admiral
10 Nov 1942 Commander-in-chief, Yokosuka Naval District / Member of Admirals' Committee
21 Apr 1943 Commander-in-chief, Combined Fleet
31 Mar 1944 Admiral of the Fleet
posthumously
killed by accident in service (58)


military assignment
Preceded by
Shimada Shigetaro
Vice Chief, Naval General Staff
1 Dec 1937 - 21 Oct 1939
Succeeded by
Kondo Nobutake
Preceded by
Toyoda Soemu
CinC, Second Fleet
21 Oct 1939 - 1 Sept 1941
Succeeded by
Kondo Nobutake
Preceded by
Shimada Shigetaro
CinC, China Area Fleet
1 Sept 1941 - 10 Nov 1942
Succeeded by
Yoshida Zengo
Preceded by
Hirata Noboru
CinC, Yokosuka Naval District
10 Nov 1942 - 21 Apr 1943
Succeeded by
Toyoda Soemu
Preceded by
Yamamoto Isoroku
CinC, Combined Fleet
21 Apr 1943 - 31 Mar 1944
Succeeded by
Toyoda Soemu