Nomura Naokuni

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Admiral Nomura Naokuni 野村直邦 (15 May 1885 - 12 Dec 1973) was a Japanese Naval officer. 35th class of Naval Academy (43rd place out of 172 graduates).

History

date rank title job
15 May 1885 born
20 Nov 1907 Midshipman Crew, Itsukushima
28 Jul 1908 Crew, Kashima
25 Dec 1908 Sublieutenant
29 Apr 1909 Crew, Yayoi
25 May 1909 Crew, Kamikaze
16 Nov 1909 Member, Yokosuka Seaman Corps
25 Dec 1909 Student, Basic course, Naval Gunnery School
20 Apr 1910 Student, Basic course, Naval Torpedo School
31 Jul 1910 Member, Kure Seaman Corps
1 Sept 1910 Crew, Aki
1 Dec 1910 Lieutenant JG
18 Oct 1911 Crew, Tatsuta
11 Dec 1911 Crew, Chiyoda
22 Jan 1912 Crew, Manshu
28 Mar 1912 Attendant, Third Fleet
27 Sept 1912 Crew, Aso
1 Dec 1912 Student, B-course, Naval College
24 May 1913 Student, Advanced course, Naval Torpedo School
1 Dec 1913 Lieutenant Crew, Nenohi
18 Feb 1915 Equipment officer, Naval Shipping Command
1 Mar 1915 Crew, Kashiwa / Equipment officer, Naval Shipping Command
4 Apr 1915 Crew, Kashiwa
1 Dec 1916 Destroyer Commanding officer, Shirakumo
1 Dec 1917 Staff, 2nd Squadron
23 Jul 1918 Staff, 1st Squadron
20 Aug 1918 Staff, 2nd Squadron
1 Dec 1918 Student, A-course, Naval College
1 Dec 1919 Lt Commander
1 Dec 1920 Staff, 1st Submarine Squadron
26 Nov 1921 Staff, Naval General Staff
10 Dec 1921 Staff, Naval General Staff / Staff, Naval Education Command
10 Aug 1922 Resident in Germany
25 Sept 1924 Order of return
1 Dec 1924 Commander
15 Jan 1925 Commanding officer, 16th Submarine Unit
20 Oct 1925 Staff, Naval Shipping Command
10 Dec 1928 Captain Commanding officer, Chogei
1 May 1929 Naval Attache to Germany / Supervisor, Shipping and Ordnance, Naval Shipping Command / Supervisor, Ordnance, Naval Aviation Command
1 Jun 1931 Order of return
10 Oct 1931 Commanding officer, Haguro
24 Feb 1933 Commanding officer, Kaga
20 Oct 1933 Member, Kure Naval District
15 Nov 1933 Superintendent, Naval Submarine School
15 Nov 1934 Rear Admiral Commander, 2nd Submarine Squadron
15 Nov 1935 Chief of Staff, Combined Fleet / Chief of Staff, First Fleet
16 Nov 1936 Attendant, Naval General Staff
1 Dec 1936 Chief, 3rd Bureau, Naval General Staff
25 Apr 1938 Naval Attache to China / (temp.) Attendant, China Area Fleet HQ / Chief, Naval Intelligence Agency
15 Nov 1938 Vice Admiral
15 Mar 1939 Naval Attache to China / Naval Liaison in Shanghai / Chief, Naval Intelligence Agency
26 Oct 1939 Attendant, Naval General Staff
15 Nov 1939 Commander-in-chief, Third China Expeditionary Fleet
30 Sept 1940 Attendant, Naval General Staff / Attendant, Ministry of Navy
13 Nov 1940 Official trip to Europe (Liaison for Germany and Italy)
1 Mar 1943 Returned to Japan
9 Aug 1943 Military Councillor
20 Oct 1943 Commander-in-chief, Kure Naval District
1 Mar 1944 Admiral
17 Jul 1944 Minister of Navy
22 Jul 1944 Military Councillor
2 Aug 1944 Commander-in-chief, Yokosuka Naval District / Commander-in-chief, General Headquarter of Maritime Escort / Member of Admirals' Committee
15 Sept 1944 Commander-in-chief, General Headquarter of Maritime Escort
1 May 1945 Military Councillor / Director, Maritime Transport Agency
10 Oct 1945 Waiting for appointment
15 Oct 1945 Reserve
12 Dec 1973 died (88)


military assingment
New organization
CinC, 3rd China Expeditionary Fleet
15 Nov 1939 - 30 Sept 1940
Succeeded by
Shimizu Mitsumi
Preceded by
Nagumo Chuichi
CinC, Kure Naval District
20 Oct 1943 - 17 Jul 1944
Succeeded by
Sawamoto Yorio
Preceded by
Shimada Shigetaro
Minister of Navy
17 Jul 1944 - 22 Jul 1944
Succeeded by
Yonai Mitsumasa
Preceded by
Yoshida Zengo
CinC, Yokosuka Naval District
2 Aug 1944 - 15 Sept 1944
Succeeded by
Tsukahara Nishizo
Preceded by
Oikawa Koshiro
CinC, GHQ of Maritime Escort
2 Aug 1944 - 1 May 1945
Succeeded by
Toyoda Soemu