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Aruga, Kosaku

Date of birth:
August 21st, 1897 (Asahi, Kamiina, Nagano, Japan)
Date of death:
April 7th, 1945 (Southwestern Kyushu Sea)
Mentioned on:
Yasukuni War Shrine
Japanese (1868-1945, Empire)


Captain Kosaku Aruga was the commander of the "Yamato" battleship when this ship was sunk on 4 April 1945. Aruga was posthumously promoted to Vice Admiral.

24 November 1917: Midshipman (Shi-Kohosei)
1 August 1918: Warrant Officer (Shi)
1 December 1920: Sub-Lieutenant (Chi)
1 December 1924: Lieutenant (Tahi-i)
30 November 1929: Lieutenant Commander (Shsa)
15 November 1935: Commander (Chsa)
15 November 1940: Captain (Daisa)
7 April 1945: Vice Admiral (Chj) - posthumously

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