Oikawa Koshiro

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Admiral Oikawa Koshiro 及川古志郎 (8 Feb 1883 - 9 May 1958) was a Japanese Naval officer. 31st class of Naval Academy (76th place out of 173 graduates).

History

date rank title job
8 Feb 1883 born
14 Dec 1903 Midshipman Crew, Itsukushima
4 Jan 1904 Crew, Izumo
5 Mar 1904 Crew, Chiyoda
10 Sept 1904 Sublieutenant
5 Aug 1905 Lieutenant JG Member, 20th Torpedo boat Unit
7 Aug 1906 Crew, Anegawa
26 Nov 1906 Member, Naval Torpedo Training Center
15 Jan 1908 acting Division commander, Katori
25 Sept 1908 Lieutenant Division commander, Katori
25 May 1909 Student, B-course, Naval College
24 Nov 1909 Student, Advanced course, Naval Torpedo School
23 May 1910 Division commander, Mikasa
1 Dec 1910 Boat Commanding officer, 16th Torpedo boat Unit
28 Apr 1911 Destroyer Commanding officer, Asashio
1 Nov 1911 Destroyer Commanding officer, Asashio / Destroyer Commanding officer, Asagiri
1 Dec 1911 Destroyer Commanding officer, Asashio
1 Dec 1912 Destroyer Commanding officer, Yugiri / Instructor, Naval Torpedo School
1 Dec 1913 Student, A-course, Naval College
1 Dec 1914 Lt Commander
13 Dec 1915 Aide-de-camp to the Crown Prince
1 Dec 1919 Commander
1 Dec 1922 Commanding officer, 15th Destroyer Unit / Instructor, Naval Torpedo School
1 Dec 1923 Captain Commanding officer, Kinu
10 Jan 1924 Commanding officer, Tama
1 Dec 1924 Staff, Naval General Staff (Chief, 1st Section, 1st Division)
11 Dec 1924 Staff, Naval General Staff (Chief, 1st Section, 1st Division) / Staff, General Staffs
1 Dec 1926 Chief Instructor / Chief Secretary, Naval Academy
10 Dec 1928 Rear Admiral Chief of Staff, Kure Naval District
18 Jun 1930 Staff, Naval General Staff (Chief, 1st Division)
15 Nov 1932 Commander, 1st Air Squadron
3 Oct 1933 Commandant, Naval Academy
15 Nov 1933 Vice Admiral
15 Nov 1935 Attendant, Naval General Staff
2 Dec 1935 Commander-in-chief, Third Fleet
1 Dec 1936 Director, Naval Aviation Command
25 Apr 1938 Commander-in-chief, China Area Fleet / Commander-in-chief, Third Fleet
15 Nov 1939 Admiral Commander-in-chief, China Area Fleet
1 May 1940 Commander-in-chief, Yokosuka Naval District / Member of Admirals' Committee
5 Sept 1940 Minister of Navy
18 Oct 1941 Military Councillor
10 Oct 1942 Military Councillor / Commandant, Naval College
15 Nov 1943 Commander-in-chief, General Headquarter of Maritime Escort / Military Councillor
2 Aug 1944 Chief, Naval General Staff
29 May 1945 Military Councillor
1 Jun 1945 Military Councillor / Chairman, Council for Science and Technology
5 Sept 1945 reserved
9 May 1958 died (75)


military assignment
Preceded by
Hyakutake Gengo
CinC, Third Fleet
1 Dec 1935 - 1 Dec 1936
Succeeded by
Hasegawa Kiyoshi
Preceded by
Yamamoto Isoroku
Director, Naval Aviation Command
1 Dec 1936 - 25 Apr 1938
Succeeded by
Yamamoto Isoroku
Preceded by
Hasegawa Kiyoshi
CinC, Third Fleet
25 Apr 1938 - 15 Nov 1939
dissolved
Preceded by
Hasegawa Kiyoshi
CinC, China Area Fleet
25 Apr 1938 - 1 May 1940
Succeeded by
Shimada Shigetaro
Preceded by
Hasegawa Kiyoshi
CinC, Yokosuka Naval District
1 May 1940 - 5 Sept 1940
Succeeded by
Shiozawa Koichi
Preceded by
Yoshida Zengo
Minister of Navy
5 Sept 1940 - 18 Oct 1941
Succeeded by
Shimada Shigetaro
Preceded by
Inagaki Ayao
Commandant, Naval College
10 Oct 1942 - 14 Dec 1943
Succeeded by
Yoshida Zengo
New organization
CinC, GHQ of Maritime Escort
15 Nov 1943 - 2 Aug 1944
Succeeded by
Nomura Naokuni
Preceded by
Shimada Shigetaro
Chief, Naval General Staff
2 Aug 1944 - 29 May 1945
Succeeded by
Toyoda Soemu


Imperial Japanese Navy servicemen, civilians
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Engineer Direct commissioned officers 1882 class of Naval Engineer Academy 1883 class 1885 class 1887 class 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31st 32nd 33rd 34th 35th 36th 37th 38th 39th 40th 41st 42nd 43rd 44th 45th 46th 47th 48th 49th 50th 51st 52nd 53rd 54th 55th 56th 57th 58th Specialized officers Warrant officers Petty officers
Specific Service Paymaster Surgeon Apothecary Dentist Shipbuilder Ordnance Engine-Builder Hydrography Technology Justice Band
Navy Reserve Deck Engineer
Civilians Secretary Clerk Coordinator Judge Teacher Interpreter Editor Jail Master Engineer Attorney

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