Arima, Masafumi

Date of birth:
September 25th, 1895 (Hioki/Kagoshima, Japan)
Date of death:
October 15th, 1944 (South-Chinese Sea)
Mentioned on:
Yasukuni War Shrine
Nationality:
Japanese

Biography

Promotions:
December 16th, 1915: Midshipman;
December 1st, 1916: Ensign;
December 1st, 1918: Sublieutenant;
December 1st, 1921: Lieutenant;
December 1st, 1927: Lieutenant Commander;
November 15th, 1933: Commander;
December 1st, 1937: Captain;
May 1st, 1944: Rear Admiral;
October 15th, 1944: Vice Admiral (posthumously)

Career:
? - 1915: Imperial Japanese Naval Academy;
1915: Cruiser Iwate;
?: Battleship Shikishima;
?: Destroyer Uzuki
?: Battleship Suwo;
?: Battleship Kongo;
?: Destroyer Ashi;
?: Cruiser Izumo;
?: Battleship Hiei;
? - 1928: Naval War College;
?: Chief Gunnery Officer Battleship Haruna;
?: Chief Gunnery Officer Cruiser Asama;
December 1st, 1937: Commanding Officer Seaplane Tender Kamikawa Maru;
May 25th, 1942: Commanding Officer Aircraft Carrier Shokaku;
April 9th, 1944: Commanding Officer 26th Air Flotilla.

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Badge for Graduates of Naval Staff College
1937 China Incident Medal
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1944
Gunjin Izoku-kai

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