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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by stulev » 09 Oct 2021 12:12

Thank you for the information - if you see a copy for sale please let me know.

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Post by stulev » 11 Oct 2021 13:07

Good morning Fontessa

JACAR page 0372
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11014 64 Independent AAA Company I have 553 Independent Infantry Battalion
11015 553 Independent Infantry Battalion I have 554 Independent Infantry Battalion
11016 554 Independent Infantry Battalion I have 64 Independent AAA Company

I must assume that JACAR is correct.

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by fontessa » 11 Oct 2021 16:33

Hello Stuart,
stulev wrote:
11 Oct 2021 13:07
JACAR page 0372
lists
11014 64 Independent AAA Company I have 553 Independent Infantry Battalion
11015 553 Independent Infantry Battalion I have 554 Independent Infantry Battalion
11016 554 Independent Infantry Battalion I have 64 Independent AAA Company

I must assume that JACAR is correct.
You are correct without;
64th Independent Field AAA Company

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by stulev » 12 Oct 2021 11:27

Thank you - for the clarification

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Post by stulev » 12 Oct 2021 19:46

Hello Fontessa

on page 0373 of JACAR 12121387200
11170 is listed as 22 Sea Duty Company
11171 23 "
11172 24 "
11173 25 "
11174 26 "
11175 27 "

I have different numbers for the Sea duty Companies is JACAR correct?

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Post by fontessa » 12 Oct 2021 20:23

Hello Stuart,
stulev wrote:
12 Oct 2021 19:46
on page 0373 of JACAR 12121387200
11170 is listed as 22 Sea Duty Company
11171 23 "
11172 24 "
11173 25 "
11174 26 "
11175 27 "

I have different numbers for the Sea duty Companies is JACAR correct?
My source says as the bello.
特設水上勤務隊中隊 means Specially Established Sea Duty Company.

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Post by stulev » 13 Oct 2021 12:08

Thank you - those are the unit numbers I have for those code numbers Stuart

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by stulev » 29 Oct 2021 10:47

Fontessa Do you have a location for the 9th Special Base Force(IJN)

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 29 Oct 2021 11:07

stulev wrote:
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Fontessa Do you have a location for the 9th Special Base Force(IJN)
9th Special Base Force was HQed in Penang and Sumatra.
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Post by fontessa » 29 Oct 2021 12:13

ijnfleetadmiral wrote:
29 Oct 2021 11:07
stulev wrote:
29 Oct 2021 10:47
Fontessa Do you have a location for the 9th Special Base Force(IJN)
9th Special Base Force was HQed in Penang and Sumatra.
Minor fix;
9th Base Force at Penang: 31 October 1941 - 25 February 1942
Reorganized into 9th Base Special Force: 25 February 1942
9th Base Special Force at Sumatra: 25 February 1942 - End of the war

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Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 29 Oct 2021 12:34

What I have for this unit:

9th Base Force
Activated on 31 October 1941 at Penang
Redesignated 9th Special Base Force and re-based to Sumatra on 25 February 1942
Deactivated post-war

Commanding Officers
RADM / VADM HIRAOKA Kumeichi (39) – 31 October 1941 – 22 February 1944
RADM / VADM HIROSE Sueto (39) – 22 February 1944 – 15 August 1945

Executive Officers
Position established – 1 June 1942
CDR OKABE Miyoji (50) – 1 June 1942 – 14 December 1942
CDR HIDAKA Shinsaku (50) – 14 December 1942 – 10 April 1944
CDR YOSHIDA Akifusa (54) – 10 April 1944 – 25 September 1944
CDR TASHIRO Itaru (50) – 25 September 1944 – ???
??? – ??? – 15 August 1945

Chiefs-of-Staff
CDR YANAGAWA Masao (48) – 31 October 1941 – 1 June 1942
Position redesignated Executive Officer – 1 June 1942

Chief Engineers
(E) CAPT EMOTO Kazuo (Eng. 28) – 31 October 1941 – 25 February 1942
Position abolished – 25 February 1942

Surgeons
(S) CDR KUJIMA Takeo (1924) – 31 October 1941 – 1 November 1942
(S) CDR FUKUYAMA Kunihiro (1923) – 1 November 1942 – 5 September 1943
(S) LT IGUCHI Hisashi (1941) – 5 September 1943 – 23 February 1944
(S) LT KAMIKAWANA Seiichi (1937) – 23 February 1944 – ???
??? – ??? – 15 August 1945

Paymasters
(P) LCDR AGAYA Mataichiro (Pay. 15) – 31 October 1941 – ???
??? – ??? – 29 November 1942
(P) LCDR AOKI Masuji (Pay. 17) – 29 November 1942 – 1 July 1943
(P) LT MATSUURA Taro (Pay. 24) – 1 July 1943 – ???
??? – ??? – 15 August 1945

Staff Officers
Line
LCDR SHIMIZU Karo (55) – 31 October 1941 – 1 July 1942
LT KUSUMI Eiji (68) – 6 August 1945 – 15 August 1945

Engineer
(E) LT IRITANI Kiyoaki (Eng. 42) – 31 October 1941 – 25 August 1942
(E) LT / LT SUZUKI Yasuteru (Res.) – 25 August 1942 – 15 June 1943
LT HONDA Jinichi (Eng. 44) – 15 June 1943 – 1 March 1944
LT TADA Kazuo (Eng. 45) – 1 March 1944 – ???
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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by stulev » 30 Oct 2021 10:59

Wonderful - Thank you for the Information

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Re: FOR FONTESSA!

Post by IANHULKMCLEOD » 04 Nov 2021 21:43

Hi Fontessa
Any casualties and information on Survivors for the Otori and Tomozuru class Torpedo boats?
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Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 04 Nov 2021 23:18

I don't have much info aside from COs.

CHIDORI-class Torpedo Boats
CHIDORI - CO (LCDR / CDR* NAKAMURA Sadahiko (Res.)) KIA
MANAZURU - CO (LCDR HANYU Hidekazu (Res.)) Survived
TOMOZURU - CO (LCDR / CDR* SATO Choshiro (Res.)) KIA

OTORI-class Torpedo Boats
OTORI - CO (LCDR / CDR* OKABE Isao (Res.)) KIA
HAYABUSA - CO (LT / LCDR* OKUBO Nakaji (65)) KIA
HIYODORI - CO (LCDR / CDR* KOTANI Masaharu (Res.)) KIA
KASASAGI - CO (LT / LCDR* TOYAMA Sakae (Res.)) KIA
SAGI - CO (LCDR / CDR* NAGAFUCHI Torao (Res.)) KIA
HATO - CO (LCDR KOJIMA Shuichi (Res.)) Survived
KARI - CO (LCDR / CDR* YAKOTA Shige (Res.)) KIA
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Post by fontessa » 05 Nov 2021 02:03

Tomozuru Incident
Tomozuru Class Torpedo Boat was designed unreasonably. It was designed unreasonably. To make up for the shortage of destroyers, IJN positioned non-regulated torpedo boats (under 600 tons) as destroyer supplementary forces and packed them with weapons comparable to second - class destroyers. As a result, the position of the center of gravity was raised, and it became a so - called "top heavy state". So their stability was extremely poor. Naturally, the reward for this appeared in the form of capsizing due to stormy weather during night training outside Sasebo Port on 12 March 1934. It is a notorious "Tomozuru Incident " that causes a total of 100 casualties, including 72 KIA, including Captain IWASE Okuichi 岩瀬奥市 (48). This incident shocked the upper layers of IJN, and the stability improvement work, including the weight reduction of the onboard armament shown in 1st figure, was immediately carried out on the all Tomozuru Class torpedo boats. This included downsizing of the bridge structure. 1st figure tells us how heavily armed original she was.

Tomozuru carried a part of 杉浦支隊 Sugiura Branch to Kai Islands on 5 January 1943. On 6 January 1943, on the way back to Ambon, she was hit by an airstrike and was damaged by a nearby bomb, killed 7 and injured 7. Commanding Officer LT IMAMURA Kiyoshi 今村清 (61) survived.

LCDR (Res.) / LCDR (Res.) / CDR* Sato Choshiro 佐藤長四郎 was KIA on 24 March 1945 during the escort of Convoy Kana 304 when Tomozuru sank in the west of Amami Oshima due to the bombing of US carrier-based aircrafts. Unfortunately the number of killed and injured is unknown. 2nd firure shows Tomozuru under 58th Task Force air attack.


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