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Seki, Yukio

Date of birth:
August 29th, 1921 (Omachi/Ehime, Japan)
Date of death:
October 25th, 1944 (USS St. Lo, Pacific Ocean)
Mentioned on:
Yasukuni War Shrine
Nationality:
Japanese (1868-1945, Empire)

Biography

Lieutenant Yukio Seki was a kamikaze pilot who crashed his plane into the U.S. escort carrier USS St. Lo in 1944. The ship sunk as result of the kamikaze attack.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kaigun-shōsa (Lieutenant-commander)
Awarded on:
1944

Posthumously awarded + 403 Yen to relatives.
Kinshi Kunsho 6th Class
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Kaigun-shōsa (Lieutenant-commander)
Awarded on:
1944
Hachimaki

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