Interrogation Nav 94, Colonel Rinsuke Kaneko

30 Nov 1945


KANEKO, Rinsuke, Colonel, I.J.A. Nav. No. 94

KANEKO served 18 years in the regular Army. Almost all of his wartime service was in the RABAUL-NEW GUIENA areas where he was a member of the Staff of the 4th Air Army. Although apparently well informed and willing to give accurate answers to all direct questions his manner was quite different from that of most Japanese Naval Officers. He refused to "warm up" and remained tense at all times. He exerted considerable effort towards behaving as a conquered man and was continually bowing from the waist, standing at attention and acting as though he expected a slap or kick momentarily.

Japanese EmbassyPERUDecember 1941-January 1942
Army Air HeadquartersTOKYOJanuary 1942-June 1943
Staff, 8th Area ArmyRABAULJuly 1943-August 1943
Staff, 4th Air ArmyRABAUL
August 1943-September 1944
MANILA Army Air DepotMANILASeptember 1944-January 1945
Army Affairs MinistryTOKYOJanuary 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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