Toyoda Soemu

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Admiral Toyoda Soemu 豊田副武 (22 May 1885 - 22 Sept 1957) was a Japanese Naval officer. Graduate of 33rd class of Naval Academy (26th place out of 171).

History

date rank title job
28 Nov 1905 Midshipman Crew, Hashidate
30 Aug 1906 Crew, Nisshin
20 Dec 1906 Sublieutenant Crew, Asatsuyu
31 Jul 1908 Student, Basic course, Naval Gunnery School
25 Sept 1908 Lieutenant JG
20 Jan 1909 Student, Basic course, Naval Torpedo School
30 Apr 1909 Member, 14th Torpedo boat Unit
1 Dec 1910 Student, B-course, Naval College
22 May 1911 Student, Advanced course, Naval Gunnery School
1 Dec 1911 Lieutenant Division commander, Kurama
1 Dec 1913 Instructor / Adjutant, Naval Gunnery School
13 Dec 1915 Student, A-course, Naval College
1 Apr 1917 Lt Commander
1 Dec 1917 Adjutant to Military Councillor / Attendant, Ministry of Navy (ADM Yoshimatsu Motaro)
10 Jun 1919 Adjutant to Military Councillor / Attendant, Ministry of Navy / Attendant, Naval Education Command (1st Div, NEC)
25 Nov 1919 Attendant, Yokosuka Naval District / Attendant, Ministry of Navy
1 Dec 1919 Resident in UK
1 Dec 1921 Commander
1 Aug 1922 Order of return
1 Dec 1922 Executive officer, Kuma
1 Apr 1923 Member, Yokosuka Naval District (Work in Naval Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Navy)
1 Jun 1923 Staff, Naval Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Navy
1 Dec 1925 Captain Attendant, Naval General Staff / Instructor, Naval College
15 Jul 1926 Member, Yokosuka Naval District
1 Nov 1926 Commanding officer, Yura
15 Nov 1927 Commanding officer, 7th Submarine Unit
10 Dec 1928 Chief, 1st Section, Education Bureau, Ministry of Navy
1 Dec 1930 Commanding officer, Hyuga
1 Dec 1931 Rear Admiral Chief, 2nd Division, Naval General Staff
10 Oct 1932 Chief, 2nd / 4th Division, Naval General Staff
23 Mar 1933 Chief, 2nd Division, Naval General Staff
15 Sep 1933 Chief of Staff, Combined Fleet and First Fleet
15 Mar 1935 Director, Education Bureau, Ministry of Navy
15 Nov 1935 Vice Admiral
2 Dec 1935 Director, Naval Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Navy / Member of Admirals' Committee
20 Oct 1937 Commander-in-chief, Fourth Fleet
15 Nov 1938 Commander-in-chief, Second Fleet
21 Oct 1939 Director, Naval Shipping Command / Member of Admirals' Committee
18 Sep 1941 Admiral Commander-in-chief, Kure Naval District
10 Nov 1942 Military Councillor
21 Apr 1943 Commander-in-chief, Yokosuka Naval District / Member of Admirals' Committee
3 May 1944 Commander-in-chief, Combined Fleet
25 Apr 1945 Commander-in-chief, Combined Fleet and General Headquarter of Navy
1 May 1945 Commander-in-chief, General Headquarter of Navy, Combined Fleet, and General Headquarter of Maritime Escort
29 May 1945 Chief, Naval General Staff
15 Oct 1945 Attendant, Ministry of Navy
30 Nov 1945 Reserve
22 Sep 1957 died (72)


military assignment
New organization
CinC, Fourth Fleet
20 Oct 1937 - 15 Nov 1938
Succeeded by
Hibino Masaharu
Preceded by
Shimada Shigetaro
CinC, Second Fleet
15 Nov 1938 - 21 Oct 1939
Succeeded by
Koga Mineichi
Preceded by
Toyoda Teijiro
Director, Naval Shipping Command
21 Oct 1939 - 18 Sept 1941
Succeeded by
Iwamura Seiichi
Preceded by
Hibino Masaharu
CinC, Kure Naval District
18 Sept 1941 - 10 Nov 1942
Succeeded by
Takahashi Ibo
Preceded by
Koga Mineichi
CinC, Yokosuka Naval District
21 Apr 1943 - 3 May 1944
Succeeded by
Yoshida Zengo
Preceded by
Koga Mineichi
CinC, Combined Fleet
3 May 1944 - 29 May 1945
Succeeded by
Ozawa Jisaburo
New creation
CinC, General HQ of Navy
25 Apr 1945 - 29 May 1945
Succeeded by
Ozawa Jisaburo
Preceded by
Nomura Naokuni
CinC, GHQ of Maritime Escort
1 May 1945 - 29 May 1945
Succeeded by
Ozawa Jisaburo
Preceded by
Oikawa Koshiro
Chief, Naval General Staff
29 May 1945 - 15 Oct 1945
abolished