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Ota, Minoru

Date of birth:
April 7th, 1891 (Nagara, japan)
Date of death:
June 13th, 1945 (Okinawa, Japan)
Buried on:
Japanese War Cemetery Okinawa
Japanese (1868-present, Empire)


Rear admiral Minoru Ota committed suicide on 13 June 1945, during the Battle of Okinawa. He was posthumously promoted to vice admiral.

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Badge for Graduates of Naval Staff College
1937 China Incident Medal


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