The website has become even bigger and better! WW2Awards.com has been fully merged with TracesOfWar.com. From now on, the sections Persons and Awards are available. Much more information in a larger jacket

Gŏn, Yi (Yonggil)

Date of birth:
October 28th, 1909 (Seoul, Korea)
Date of death:
December 21st, 1990 (Yono/Saitama Prefecture, Japan)
Nationality:
Korean

Biography

Crown Prince Yi Geon (이건) or Kenichi Momoyama, member of the Imperial Korean Family, was a cavalry officer in the Imperial Japanese Army. He was naturalized as a Japanese citizen in 1950 after he lost royal status by order of the SCAP in October 1947.

Promotions:
August 1933: Lieutenant (Chūi)
1 August 1936: Captain (Tai-i)
1 August 1940: Major (Shōsa)
1 March 1943: Lieutenant Colonel (Chūsa)
?: Colonel (Taisa)

Career:
13 September 1939 - 1945: Imperial Japanese Army Research Department

Do you have more information about this person? Inform us!

Awarded on:
November 10th, 1928
Showa Enthronement Medal
Rank:
Jun-i (Ensign)
Unit:
Imperial Japanese Army
Awarded on:
October 1930
Kyuokujitsu sho, 1st Class
Red Cross Membership Medal
Yukosho

Sources

Photo