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Yoshinao Kodaira

Given NameYoshinao


ww2dbaseYoshinao Kodaira was born in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, in 1918. He was a Japanese Navy pilot who served aboard carriers Shokaku and Chiyoda, credited with downing 13 enemy aircraft during the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Pacific War. After the war, he remained in the military as a member of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force. He passed away in 2008.

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Last Major Revision: Dec 2009


Japanese Navy pilot Yoshinao Kodaira, circa 1939-1945

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Event(s) Participated:
» Battle of Coral Sea
» Guadalcanal Campaign
» Solomon Islands Campaign
» Mariana Islands Campaign and the Great Turkey Shoot
» Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign

Ship(s) Served:
» Chiyoda
» Shokaku

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Japanese Navy pilot Yoshinao Kodaira, circa 1939-1945

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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945

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