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Interrogation Nav 88, Captain Bunzo Shibata

20 Nov 1945


SHIBATA, Bunzo, Captain

SHIBATA was an experienced naval aviator who had a considerable amount of command duty in operational units throughout the war. He was well informed and very interested in all phases of land-based aviation. He was cooperative to a high degree and answered all questions in a direct and intelligent manner.

Senior Staff Officer, 21st Air Flotilla FORMOSA December 1941-March 1942
Staff, 26th Air Flotilla  KISARAZU March 1942-August 1942
Staff, 26th Air Flotilla RABAUL August 1942-November 1942
YOKOSUKA Air Group YOKOSUKA January 1943-March 1943
Commanding Officer, TOYOHASHI Air Group TOYOHASHI March 1943-February 1944
Commanding Officer, 762nd Air Group KANOYA February 1944-July 1944
Staff, 2nd Air Fleet KYUSHU July 1944-December 1944
Commanding Officer, OMURA Air Group OMURA January 1945-May 1945
Commanding Officer, NAGOYA Air Group NAGOYA May 1945-July 1945
Commanding Officer, MEIJI Air Group MEIJI July 1945-end of war

Source: United States Strategic Bombing Survey (Pacific) Interrogation of Japanese Officials [OPNAV-P-03-100], courtesy of ibilio Hyperwar Project
Added By: C. Peter Chen

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