Yuji Kobe

Given NameYuji
Born8 Oct 1895
Died21 Jan 1989


ww2dbaseYuji Kobe graduated Naval Academy in 1917, ranking the 34th in a class of 89. His first command position was the destroyer Momo on 10 Dec 1928. After various staff posts, he returned to sea in May 1942 as the commander of the Yakumo, then proceeded to command various ships until the end of the war. He was officially demobilized from the Japanese Navy on 31 Mar 1946.

ww2dbaseKobe passed away in 1989 at the age of 93.


Last Major Revision: Sep 2005

Yuji Kobe Timeline

8 Oct 1895 Yuji Kobe was born.
21 Jan 1989 Yuji Kobe passed away.

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Event(s) Participated:
» Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign

Ship(s) Served:
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General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944

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