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Ozawa Jisabur-

( Vice-Admiral (15.11.1945).)

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Educated at the Naval Academy (1909) and the Naval Academy. He was one of the most promising and widely-minded Japanese admirals, a supporter of strengthening the role of naval aviation. Service started 19/11/1909 midshipman in the cruiser 'Soya'. Since 1925, the senior officer on the torpedo battleship 'Congo'. Since 1926, he served in various fleet headquarters. In Feb.-Nov. 1930 traveled to Europe and the U.S.. On 1/12/1930 commander destroyer. In 1931-32 Instructor of the Naval Academy. On 15.11.1934 the commander of the heavy cruiser 'Maya', in 28/10/1935 to 1/12/1936, the battleship 'Ha-rune'. On 18.2.1937 the Joint Chief of Staff, and the 1 st fleets, 15/11/1937 Commander Squadron 8-cruisers, with the head of 15/11/1938 torpedo school. On 11.1.1940 the commander of 3rd Squadron, from 6/9/1941 Director Naval Academy. 18/10/1941 appointed commander of the newly established Southern Expeditionary Fleet, and his main strike force - Malayan Task Force. 1.3.1942 on the basis of the Southern fleet under the command ON. was formed 1 st Southern Expeditionary Fleet. 10/12/1941 sank in the Gulf of naval aircraft battleship 'Prince of Wales off' and battlecruiser 'Repulse', undoing the British naval presence in the region. Participated in operations in the South China Sea, in the occupation of Sumatra and Java (Jan. - March 1942). On 14.7.1942 replaced by Admiral T. Nagumo as commander of a mobile (aircraft carrier) fleet. On 11.11.1942 the commander of the 3 rd Fleet. 7-16.4.1943 conducted a successful operation at the Port Moresby (New Guinea). Once on the base of the 2 nd and 3rd Fleet was formed on 1 st maneuverable fleet, on. 1.3.1944 was appointed commander of the (remaining also led the 3rd Fleet). Since 1944, this fleet was the main striking force of the Japanese Combined Fleet, and O. actually became the top Japanese naval commander. He commanded the fleet. In the battle of the Marianas 19/6/1944. In the first battle was sunk by its flagship - the aircraft carrier 'Taiho' (and then the aircraft carrier 'Sekaku'), in addition, O. lost 340 planes. O. erred in not organizing a rapid withdrawal of the fleet, and the next day were put out of carriers 'Zuikaku', 'Xie' and 'Dzueye'. From this defeat the Japanese carrier fleet could not recover before the end of the war. Oh, has resigned, but it was not accepted. 24/10/1944 In the battle of Leyte Gulf on. acted brilliantly, acting as bait for the American fleet, but its success has not been used command. 15/11/1944 recalled in Japan. From 18.11.1944 to 19.5.1945 1 st Vice Chief of Naval Staff and Director of the Naval Academy. 20/5/1945 Combined Fleet commander Admiral C. Toyoda was appointed Chief of the Naval General Staff, and On. took over as commander of the Navy, Joint and escort fleets. Considered one of the most talented Japanese naval. 10/10/1945 retired.


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