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Interrogation Nav 72, Vice Admiral Shigeyoshi Miwa

12 Nov 1945


MIWA, Shigeyoshi, Vice Admiral, I.J.N.

MIWA, a submarine specialist, served 35 years in the Navy. After commanding a submarine squadron for the first five months of the war, he had duty ashore until July 1944 when he became CinC, Sixth Fleet in which post he had operational control of the Japanese submarine force. MIWA appeared cooperative, capable, and sincere, answering all questions without reluctance with the single exception of those which had political implications.

Commanding Officer, 3rd Submarine SquadronSAEKINovember 1940-April 1942
SickMay 1942-December 1942
Chief, 7th Section Technical HeadquartersTOKYODecember 1942-April 1943
Commanding Officer, Submarine Section, Navy MinistryTOKYOMay 1943-July 1944
Commander in Chief, Sixth FleetKUREJuly 1944-May 1945
Attached to General Staff (Bunreibu Officer)TOKYOMay 1945-September 1945

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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1. Sal Miwa says:
20 Dec 2013 02:45:52 PM

He is my great cousin. Love to find out more about him

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