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Wu, Yi

Date of birth:
November 15th, 1912 (Keijo, Korea)
Date of death:
August 7th, 1945 (Ninoshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan)
Nationality:
Korean (1910-1944, Colony)

Biography

Prince Yi Yu was a member of the Imperial Korean Family. He was mortally injured in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Promotions:
25 October 1933: Sho-i (2nd Lieutenant);
25 October 1935: Chu-i (1st Lieutenant);
1 March 1938: Tai-i (Captain);
15 October 1941: Sho-sa (Major);
10 June 1945: Chu-sa (Lieutenant Colonel);
1945: Tai-sa (Colonel, posthumously).

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Awarded on:
November 10th, 1928
Showa Enthronement Medal
Awarded on:
January 20th, 1922
Red Cross Membership Medal
Awarded on:
January 20th, 1933
Yukosho
Rank:
Sho-i (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Imperial Japanese Army
Awarded on:
October 25th, 1933
Kyuokujitsu sho, 1st Class
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sho-sa (Major)
Unit:
Imperial Japanese Army
Awarded on:
November 7th, 1943
Daikun'i kikkashō
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Tai-sa (Colonel)
Unit:
Imperial Japanese Army
Awarded on:
August 14th, 1945

Posthumously awarded
Kinshi Kunsho 3rd Class
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Tai-sa (Colonel)
Unit:
Imperial Japanese Army
Awarded on:
August 14th, 1945

Awarded posthumously.
Gunjin Izoku-kai

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