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Toshihira Inoguchi

Given NameToshihira
Died24 Oct 1944


ww2dbaseCaptain Toshihira Inoguchi was given command of the battleship Musashi in Aug 1944. During the Battle of Sibuyan Sea, Musashi was attacked by overwhelming American air power and sank. Inoguchi went down with the ship.

ww2dbaseInoguchi's brother, Captain Rikihei Inoguchi, was a commander of kamikaze forces based in the Philippines. His son, Lieutenant (jg) Satoshi Inoguchi, sacrificed himself in a kamikaze attack ten days after the death of his father.

ww2dbaseSource: the Divine Wind.

Last Major Revision: Nov 2006

Toshihira Inoguchi Timeline

1 Jan 1896 Toshihira Inoguchi was born.
24 Oct 1944 Toshihira Inoguchi passed away.

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Event(s) Participated:
» Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign

Ship(s) Served:
» Musashi
» Takao

Famous WW2 Quote
"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944

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