Interrogation Nav 83, Captain Kekichi Kato

20 Nov 1945


KATO, Kenkichi, Captain, I.J.N.

KATO served 29 years in the regular Navy. He served as the Executive Officer of the Chokai (CA) at the Battle of MIDWAY, and SAVO Island and as Executive Officer of the Musashi (BB) when it was sunk in LEYTE Gulf. Following these actions he was assigned duty ashore during the remainder of the war. He presented a detailed description of the above actions from memory. This information has been verified in other interrogations.

Executive Officer, Chokai (CA)1941-1942
Executive Officer, Musashi (BB)1942-1944
Staff, KURE Guard Unit Executive Officer Naval BarracksKURE1944-1945

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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