Kiichi Hasegawa

SurnameHasegawa
Given NameKiichi
Born15 Apr 1894
Died29 Mar 1944
CountryJapan
CategoryMilitary-Sea
GenderMale

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ww2dbaseHasegawa took command of the CV Akagi on 25 Mar 1941 at the rank of captain, shortly before it was assigned to become the flagship of the First Air Fleet commanded by Admiral Chuichi Nagumo. In 1941, he also spent a short time as the captain of the carrier Soryu. After participating in many carrier battles in the Pacific War he was promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral. He was killed in action on 29 Mar 1944.

ww2dbaseSource: Nihon Kaigun.

Kiichi Hasegawa Timeline

15 Apr 1894 Kiichi Hasegawa was born.
29 Mar 1944 Kiichi Hasegawa passed away.




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