Interrogation Nav 79, Commander Shigeru Nishino

13 Nov 1945


NISHINO, Shigeru, Commander, I.J.N.

NISHINO had 18 years of naval service. During the greater part of the war he commanded destroyers. As he was the only surviving commanding officer of the force under Vice Admiral NISHIMURA which attempted to force the southern entrance to LEYTE Gulf on the morning of 25 October 1944, his testimony was of particular if fortituous value. NISHINO appeared greatly flattered by being summoned for interrogation, and answered all question to the best of his ability. His testimony was considered generally reliable.

Commanding Officer, Tsuga (DD) December 1941-July 1942
Executive Officer, TAKAO Guard Unit July 1942-November 1943
Commanding Officer, Shigure (DD) December 1943-November 1944
Commanding Officer, Natsuzuki (DD) February 1945 to Present

Source: United States Strategic Bombing Survey (Pacific) Interrogation of Japanese Officials [OPNAV-P-03-100], courtesy of ibilio Hyperwar Project
Added By: C. Peter Chen

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