Yamamoto Isoroku

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Admiral of the Fleet Yamamoto Isoroku 山本五十六 (4 Apr 1884 - 18 Apr 1943) was a Japanese naval officer.

History

date rank title job
4 Apr 1884 born
14 Nov 1904 Midshipman Crew, Karasaki-maru
3 Jan 1905 Crew, Nisshin
27 May 1905 (wounded in battle of Tsushima)
31 Aug 1905 Sublieutenant Attendant, Yokosuka Naval District
12 Dec 1905 Attendant, Yokosuka Seaman Corps
24 Feb 1906 Crew, Suma
3 Aug 1906 Crew, Kashima
20 Dec 1906 Crew, Mishima
22 Apr 1907 Crew, Kagero
5 Aug 1907 Student, Basic course, Naval Gunnery School
28 Sep 1907 Lieutenant JG
16 Dec 1907 Student, Basic course, Naval Torpedo School
20 Apr 1908 Crew, Harusame
15 Jun 1908 Crew, Aso
1 Oct 1909 acting Division commander, Soya
11 Oct 1909 Lieutenant Division commander, Soya
25 Jul 1910 Attendant, Yokosuka Naval District
1 Dec 1910 Student, B-course, Naval College
22 May 1911 Student, Advanced course, Naval Gunnery School
1 Dec 1911 Instructor / Division commander, Naval Gunnery School / Instructor, Naval Paymaster Academy
1 Dec 1912 Staff, Sasebo Reserve Fleet
1 Dec 1913 Chief Gunner, Niitaka
27 May 1914 Adjutant / Staff, Yokosuka Naval District
1 Dec 1914 Student, A-course, Naval College
13 Dec 1915 Lt Commander
1 Dec 1916 Staff, Second Fleet
25 Dec 1916 Wait for appointment
9 Jun 1917 suspended
21 Jul 1917 Staff, Naval Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Navy
27 Jul 1917 Staff, Naval Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Navy / Staff, Naval Education Command
5 Apr 1919 Resident in USA
1 Dec 1919 Commander
5 May 1921 Order of return
10 Aug 1921 Executive officer, Kitakami
1 Dec 1921 Instructor, Naval College
20 Jun 1923 official trip to Europe, USA
30 Jun 1923 Attendant, Naval General Staff
1 Dec 1923 Captain
31 Mar 1924 return
10 Jun 1924 Attendant, Yokosuka Naval District
1 Sept 1924 Attendant, Kasumigaura Naval Air Unit
1 Dec 1924 Chief Instructor / Executive officer, Kasumigaura Naval Air Unit
7 Jan 1925 Executive officer / Chief Instructor, Kasumigaura Naval Air Unit
1 Dec 1925 Naval Attache to USA
15 Nov 1927 Order of return
15 Mar 1928 Attendant, Naval General Staff
20 Aug 1928 Commanding officer, Isuzu
10 Dec 1928 Commanding officer, Akagi
8 Oct 1929 Attendant, Naval General Staff / Attendant, Ministry of Navy
30 Nov 1929 Rear Admiral
1 Sep 1930 Attendant, Naval General Staff / Attendant, Ministry of Navy / Attendant, Naval Aviation Command
1 Dec 1930 Chief, Technical Bureau, Naval Aviation Command
3 Oct 1933 Commander, 1st Air Squadron
1 Jun 1934 Attendant, Naval General Staff / Attendant, Ministry of Navy
15 Nov 1934 Vice Admiral
2 Dec 1935 Director, Naval Aviation Command
1 Dec 1936 Vice Minister of Navy / Member of Admirals' Committee
25 Apr 1938 Vice Minister of Navy / Director, Naval Aviation Command / Member of Admirals' Committee
15 Nov 1938 Vice Minister of Navy / Member of Admirals' Committee
30 Aug 1939 Commander-in-chief, Combined Fleet and First Fleet
15 Nov 1940 Admiral
11 Aug 1941 Commander-in-chief, Combined Fleet
18 Apr 1943 Admiral of the Fleet killed in action (59)


military assignment
Preceded by
Shiozawa Koichi
Director, Naval Aviation Command
2 Dec 1935 - 1 Dec 1936
Succeeded by
Oikawa Koshiro
Preceded by
Hasegawa Kiyoshi
Vice Minister of Navy
1 Dec 1936 - 30 Aug 1939
Succeeded by
Sumiyama Tokutaro
Preceded by
Oikawa Koshiro
Director, Naval Aviation Command
25 Apr 1938 - 15 Nov 1938
Succeeded by
Toyoda Teijiro
Preceded by
Yoshida Zengo
CinC, Combined Fleet
30 Aug 1939 - 18 Apr 1943
Succeeded by
Koga Mineichi
Preceded by
Yoshida Zengo
CinC, First Fleet
30 Aug 1939 - 11 Aug 1941
Succeeded by
Takasu Shiro