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Nishiyama, Norio

Date of birth:
March 24th, 1928
Date of death:
March 18th, 1945
Mentioned on:
Yasukuni War Shrine
Nationality:
Japanese

Biography

Promotions:
1943: Naval Petty Officer 2nd Class (Nitōheisō)
18 March 1945: Chief Petty Officer (Jōtōheisō) - posthumously

Career:
1 August 1943: Navy's 12th Ko Flight Training Program, Kagoshima Naval Air Group.
?: 262nd Air Attack Corp, 762nd Air Group
1945: Kikusui Ginga Unit, Kamikaze Special Attack Corps

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Kikusui Unit, Kamikaze Special Attack Corps
Awarded on:
March 18th, 1945
Hachimaki
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Jōtōheisō (Chief petty officer)
Unit:
Kikusui Unit, Kamikaze Special Attack Corps
Awarded on:
March 18th, 1945
Action:
"During time as 4th-year student at Tamana Middle School, entered Kagoshima Naval Air Group on August 1, 1943, as trainee in Navy's 12th Ko Flight Training Program. At 6:28 a.m. on March 18, 1945, took off from Tsuiki Air Base in Fukuoka Prefecture in Ginga bomber with four accompanying planes as crewmember in the commander's plane to destroy large enemy fleet to east of Kyushu. At 8:07 a.m., sent last message that all planes attack, and died in suicide bombing as all planes plunged into enemy ships. For this outstanding military accomplishment, on same day granted special promotion of two grades to Naval Ensign."
Gunjin Izoku-kai

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