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Nagumo, Chuichi

Date of birth:
March 25th, 1887 (Yonezawa, Yamagata, Japan)
Date of death:
July 6th, 1944 (Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands)
Buried on:
Japanese War Cemetery "Peace Memorial Banzai Cliff"
Japanese (1868-1945, Empire)


Vice admiral Chuichi Nagumo (南雲 忠) committed suicide during the Battle of Saipan. He was posthumously promoted to admiral.

21 November 1908: Midshipman (Shōi Kōhōsei)
15 January 1910: Ensign (Shōi)
1 December 1911: Sub-luitenant (Chūi)
1 December 1914: Lieutenant (Daii)
1 December 1920: Lieutenant Commander (Shōsa)
1 December 1924: Commander (Chūsa)
30 November 1929: Captain (Daisa)
15 November 1935: Rear Admiral (Shōshō)
15 November 1939: Vice Admiral (Chūjō)
8 July 1944: Admiral (Taishō) - posthumously

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Showa Enthronement Medal
Great Manchukuo | National Foundation Merit Medal