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Interrogation Nav 111, Commander Katsuji Mizutani

8 Dec 1945


MIZUTANI, Katsuji, Commander, I.J.N.R.

MIZUTANIK, who had civilian experience as a former chief officer and master of N.Y.K. vessels, served throughout World War II as commanding officer of various escort vessels. His recollection of details of various air and submarine attacks was excellent and his answers to questions were carefully considered. He spoke fair English.

Commanding Officer, No. 3 ChaserEast CHINA SEAApril 1941-December 1943
Commanding Officer, No. 4 Coastal EscortMARIANAS, South HONSHUApril 1944-February 1945
Commanding Officer, No. 112 Chaser GroupOWASEApril 1945-August 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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