PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Gŏn, Yi (Yonggil)
Date of birth: October 28th, 1909 (Seoul, Korea)
Date of death:  December 21st, 1990 (Yono/Saitama Prefecture, Japan)
Nationality:  Korean
BIOGRAPHY: 
Crown Prince Yi Geon (이건) or Kenichi Momoyama, member of the Imperial Korean Family, was a cavalry officer in the Imperial Japanese Army. He was naturalized as a Japanese citizen in 1950 after he lost royal status by order of the SCAP in October 1947.

Promotions:
August 1933: Lieutenant (Chūi)
1 August 1936: Captain (Tai-i)
1 August 1940: Major (Shōsa)
1 March 1943: Lieutenant Colonel (Chūsa)
?: Colonel (Taisa)

Career:
13 September 1939 - 1945: Imperial Japanese Army Research Department
     
SHOWA ENTHRONEMENT MEDAL
Awarded on: November 10th, 1928
 
     
KYUOKUJITSU SHO, 1ST CLASS
Rank: Jun-i (Ensign)
Unit: Imperial Japanese Army
Awarded on: October 1930
 
     
DAIKUN'I KIKKASHō
Rank: Shōsa (Major)
Unit: Imperial Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Imperial Japanese Army
Awarded on: November 3rd, 1940
 
     
RED CROSS MEMBERSHIP MEDAL
 
     
YUKOSHO
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wikimedia Commons
Information source(s):   - Printing Department of the Ministry of Finance (October 28, 1929). "Official Communications and Ordinance" (in Japanese)
- Daily Newspaper. October 26, 1930 "The Hall of Fame" (in Japanese)
- Daily Newspaper. July 29, 1936 (in Japanese)
- Daily Newspaper. November 5, 1940 (in Japanese)
- Lieutenant (in Japanese)
- Daily Newspaper. March 2, 1943 (in Japanese)
- Notice of the Ministry of Justice No. 165, "Official Gazette" (March 1, 1975), Printing Bureau, Tokyo. 1955, page 5
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