Yonai Mitsumasa

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Admiral Yonai Mitsumasa 米内光政 (2 Mar 1880 - 20 Apr 1948) was a Japanese politician, Prime minister, and Naval officer.

History

date rank title job
14 Dec 1901 Midshipman
23 Jan 1903 Sublieutenant
13 Jul 1904 Lieutenant JG
28 Sep 1906 Lieutenant
1 Dec 1912 Lt Commander Student, A-course, Naval College
27 May 1914 Staff, Ryojun Guard District
12 Feb 1915 Resident to the Russian Empire
1 Dec 1916 Commander
20 Feb 1917 Order of return
1 May 1917 Staff, Sasebo Naval District / Watch tower supervisor, Sasebo Naval District
1 Apr 1918 Attendant, Naval General Staff
8 Aug 1918 Attendant, Naval General Staff / Staff, Naval General Staff
4 Sept 1919 Deputy Commanding Officer and Division Commander, Fuji / Instructor, Fuji
1 Dec 1919 Staff, Naval General Staff
3 Jun 1920 Attendant, Naval General Staff (Official Trip to Europe)
1 Dec 1920 Captain
25 Nov 1921 Resident, Republic of Poland
10 Dec 1922 Commanding Officer, Kasuga
5 Mar 1923 Commanding Officer, Iwate
18 Jul 1924 Commanding Officer, Fuso
10 Nov 1924 Commanding Officer, Mutsu
1 Dec 1925 Rear Admiral Chief of Staff, Second Fleet
1 Dec 1926 Chief, 3rd Division, Naval General Staff
10 Dec 1928 Commander, First Expeditionary Fleet
1 Dec 1930 Vice Admiral Commander, Chinkai Guard District
1 Dec 1932 Commander-in-chief, Third Fleet
15 Sep 1933 Attendant, Naval General Staff
15 Nov 1933 Commander-in-chief, Sasebo Naval District
15 Nov 1934 Commander-in-chief, Second Fleet
2 Dec 1935 Commander-in-chief, Yokosuka Naval District / Member of Admirals' Committee
1 Dec 1936 Commander-in-chief, Combined Fleet / Commander-in-chief, First Fleet
2 Feb 1937 Minister of Navy
1 Apr 1937 Admiral
30 Aug 1939 Military Councillor
16 Jan 1940 Reserve Prime minister
22 Jul 1940 resigned
22 Jul 1944 Active Minister of Navy
30 Nov 1945 Reserve resigned
20 Apr 1948 died (68)


Preceded by
Sakonji Seizo
CinC, Third Fleet
1 Dec 1932 - 15 Sept 1933
Succeeded by
Imamura Shinjiro
Preceded by
Sakonji Seizo
CinC, Sasebo Naval District
15 Nov 1933 - 15 Nov 1934
Succeeded by
Imamura Shinjiro
Preceded by
Takahashi Sankichi
CinC, Second Fleet
15 Nov 1934 - 2 Dec 1935
Succeeded by
Kato Takayoshi
Preceded by
Suetsugu Nobumasa
CinC, Yokosuka Naval District
2 Dec 1935 - 1 Dec 1936
Succeeded by
Hyakutake Gengo
Preceded by
Takahashi Sankichi
CinC, Combined Fleet and First Fleet
1 Dec 1936 - 2 Feb 1937
Succeeded by
Nagano Osami
Preceded by
Nagano Osami
Minister of Navy
2 Feb 1937 - 30 Aug 1939
Succeeded by
Yoshida Zengo
Preceded by
Abe Nobuyuki
Prime Minister of Japan
16 Jan 1940 - 22 Jul 1940
Succeeded by
Konoe Fumimaro
Preceded by
Nomura Naokuni
Minister of Navy
22 Jul 1944 - 30 Nov 1945
abolished