PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Arima, Masafumi
Date of birth: September 25th, 1895 (Hioki/Kagoshima, Japan)
Date of death:  October 15th, 1944 (South-Chinese Sea)
Mentioned on:  Yasukuni War Shrine
Nationality:  Japanese
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
December 16th, 1915: Midshipman;
December 1st, 1916: Ensign;
December 1st, 1918: Sublieutenant;
December 1st, 1921: Lieutenant;
December 1st, 1927: Lieutenant Commander;
November 15th, 1933: Commander;
December 1st, 1937: Captain;
May 1st, 1944: Rear Admiral;
October 15th, 1944: Vice Admiral (posthumously)

Career:
? - 1915: Imperial Japanese Naval Academy;
1915: Cruiser Iwate;
?: Battleship Shikishima;
?: Destroyer Uzuki
?: Battleship Suwo;
?: Battleship Kongo;
?: Destroyer Ashi;
?: Cruiser Izumo;
?: Battleship Hiei;
? - 1928: Naval War College;
?: Chief Gunnery Officer Battleship Haruna;
?: Chief Gunnery Officer Cruiser Asama;
December 1st, 1937: Commanding Officer Seaplane Tender Kamikawa Maru;
May 25th, 1942: Commanding Officer Aircraft Carrier Shokaku;
April 9th, 1944: Commanding Officer 26th Air Flotilla.
     
KINSHI KUNSHO 1ST CLASS
 
     
NAVAL ENGINEER'S MERIT BADGE
Unit: Japanese Imperial Navy.
 
     
BADGE FOR GRADUATES OF NAVAL STAFF COLLEGE
 
     
1. SWORD OF NATIONAL JAPANESE UNITY SHOCHOKU SEISHIN SHINKOKAI
 
     
COMMANDER'S BADGE
 
     
1937 CHINA INCIDENT MEDAL
 
     
GREAT EAST ASIA WAR MEDAL
 
     
DIED IN BATTLE AWARD
Awarded on: 1944
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Masafumi Arima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Information source(s):   - Masafumi Arima - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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