Interrogation Nav 116, Commander Ryosuke Nomura

9 Dec 1945


NOMURA, Ryosuke, Commander, I.J.N.

NOMURA served seventeen years in the regular Navy. He is a pilot with 3,200 hours flight time. During the entire war he was attached to operating air units ranging from KENDARI to RABAUL to KYUSHU. He was thoroughly familiar with all air phases of the war including the Kamikaze attacks on OKINAWA for which he did the daily planning. He also planned the suicide attack on ULITHI and attacks against the Bunker Hill and other carriers. He was an alert and intelligent officer and showed a keen professional interest in all technical and operational matters pertaining to aviation.

23rd Air Flotilla TAKAO, JOLO, TARAKAN, BALIKPAPAN, KENDARI June 1941-November 1942
11th Air Fleet RABAUL November 1942-June 1943
Naval Academy TOKYO June 1943-March 1944
Air Technical Dept. TOKYO March 1944-August 1944
51st Air Group KYUSHU August 1944-November 1944
25th Air Group KYUSHU November 1944-February 1945
5th Air Fleet KYUSHU February 1945-June 1945
72nd Air Group KYUSHU June 1945-August 1945

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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