Naval Aviation Command (Japanese Navy)

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Naval Aviation Command 海軍航空本部 Kaigun Koku Honbu

Assignment

Director, Naval Aviation Command

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 5 Apr 1927 Vice Admiral Yamamoto Eisuke 24th class, NA
2 10 Dec 1928 Vice Admiral Ando Masataka 28th class, NA
3 10 Oct 1931 Rear Admiral Matsuyama Shigeru 30th class, NA
4 15 Nov 1933 Vice Admiral Kato Takayoshi 31st class, NA
5 17 Jan 1934 Vice Admiral Shiozawa Koichi 32nd class, NA
6 2 Dec 1935 Vice Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku 32nd class, NA Att, NGS Vice Minister of Navy
7 1 Dec 1936 Vice Admiral Oikawa Koshiro 31st class, NA
8 25 Apr 1938 Vice Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku 32nd class, NA Vice Minister of Navy Vice Minister of Navy
9 15 Nov 1938 Vice Admiral Toyoda Teijiro 33rd class, NA
10 1 Oct 1940 Vice Admiral Inoue Shigeyoshi 37th class, NA CoS, China Area Fleet CinC, 4th Fleet
11 11 Aug 1941 Vice Admiral Sawamoto Yorio 36th class, NA Vice Minister of Navy Vice Minister of Navy
12 10 Sept 1941 Vice Admiral Katagiri Eikichi 34th class, NA
13 1 Dec 1942 VADM Tsukahara Nishizo 36th class, NA Att, NGS CinC, Yokosuka District
14 15 Sep 1944 Vice Admiral Totsuka Michitaro 38th class, NA
15 1 May 1945 Vice Admiral Inoue Shigeyoshi 37th class, NA Vice Minister of Navy Military Councillor
16 15 May 1945 Vice Admiral Wada Misao 39th class, NA 1 Nov 1945 vacant

Chiefs of Divisions

Chief, Administration Division

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appointment
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1 Nov 1934 CAPT Tsukahara Nishizo 36th class, NA CO, Akagi Cdr, 2nd Air Squadron 15 Nov 1935 RADM
1 Dec 1937 Rear Admiral Inagaki Ayao 38th class, NA CO, Kaga Att, NGS
1 Dec 1939 RADM Yamagata Seigo 39th class, NA Cdr, 3rd Air Unit Group Att, 11th Air Fleet HQ
20 Mar 1942 Rear Admiral Onishi Takijiro 40th class, NA Att, NAC Dir, Admin Bu,
Aeronautical Weapon Dept,
Ministry of Military Supply
1 May 1943 Vice Admiral
1 Nov 1943

Chief, Technical Division

no date of
appointment
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5 Apr 1927 Rear Admiral Furukawa Shiro 27th class, NA Chief, 2nd Bu, NSC Att, NGS
1 Dec 1927
1 Dec 1930 Rear Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku 32nd class, NA Att, NGS Cdr, 1st Air Squadron
3 Oct 1933

Chief, Supply Division

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appointment
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15 Nov 1940 Rear Admiral Sato Genzo 40th class, NA Chief, Ord Div, Air Factory Chief, 1st Div, NAC
1 Nov 1942

Chief, 1st Division

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appointment
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1 Nov 1942 Rear Admiral Sato Genzo 40th class, NA Chief, Supp Div, NAC Att, SE Area Fleet HQ
15 Apr 1943

Chief, 2nd Division

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appointment
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1 Nov 1942 Rear Admiral Nakamura Todomu 22nd class, NEA Att, NAC Dir, 21st Air Factory 1 Nov 1943 Vice Admiral
15 Jun 1944

Chief, 3rd Division

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appointment
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1 Nov 1943 Vice Admiral Nakamura Todomu 22nd class, NEA Chief, 2nd Div, NAC Chief, 2nd Div, NAC
15 Jan 1944

Chief, 4th Division

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appointment
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20 Dec 1944 Rear Admiral Yano Shikazo 43rd class, NA Chief, Adm Bu, Naval Radar Command Chief, 5th Bu, NAC
1 Mar 1945

Chief, 5th Division

no date of
appointment
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1 Mar 1945 Rear Admiral Yano Shikazo 43rd class, NA Chief, 4th Bu, NAC VCoS, GF and GB
10 May 1945

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