PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Aruga, Kosaku
Date of birth: August 21st, 1897 (Asahi, Kamiina, Nagano, Japan)
Date of death:  April 7th, 1945 (Southwestern Kyushu Sea)
Mentioned on:  Yasukuni War Shrine
Nationality:  Japanese
BIOGRAPHY: 
Captain Kosaku Aruga was the commander of the "Yamato" battleship when this ship was sunk on 4 April 1945. Aruga was posthumously promoted to Vice Admiral.

Promotions:
24 November 1917: Midshipman (Shi-Kohosei)
1 August 1918: Warrant Officer (Shi)
1 December 1920: Sub-Lieutenant (Chi)
1 December 1924: Lieutenant (Tahi-i)
30 November 1929: Lieutenant Commander (Shsa)
15 November 1935: Commander (Chsa)
15 November 1940: Captain (Daisa)
7 April 1945: Vice Admiral (Chj) - posthumously
     
GUNJIN IZOKU-KAI
Rank: Chj (Vice Admiral)
Unit: "Yamato", 2nd Fleet, Combined Fleet, Imperial Japanese Navy
Awarded on: 1945
Awarded for: Operation Ten-Go
 
     
ZUIHO SHO (ORDER OF THE SACRED TREASURE)
 
     
1937 CHINA INCIDENT MEDAL
 
     
GREAT EAST ASIA WAR MEDAL
 
     
BADGE FOR GRADUATES OF NAVAL STAFF COLLEGE
 

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Yamato Museum
 
 
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Picture source:   - Public domain
Information source(s):   - Hiroshi Nishida: Graduates of Naval Academy class 45th (Japanese)
- asahi-net.or.jp
- Operation Heaven Number One". The Battle of Okinawa: The Blood and the Bomb, by George Feifer (2001)
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