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
Nationality:
Japanese

Biography

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.

Promotions:
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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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Chj (Vice Admiral)
Unit:
"Yamato", 2nd Fleet, Combined Fleet, Imperial Japanese Navy
Awarded on:
1945
Awarded for:
Operation Ten-Go
Gunjin Izoku-kai
Badge for Graduates of Naval Staff College

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