Japan

JAPAN

Shanghai War 1932

NAME                               VICTORIES            UNIT            COMMENTS

Kuro-iwa, Toshio                       1  [0+1]         Kaga FS         1.
Ikuta, Nokiji                          1  [0+1]         Kaga FS         1.
Atsumi, Takashi                        1                Hosho FS      
Saito                                  1                Hosho FS      
Tokoro, Shigehachiro                   1                Hosho FS      
unknown                                1                Hosho FS        2.
Comments:
  1. This battle result is officially recognized as the first aerial victory by the Japanese air forces.
  2. Although the battle results have not been verified, one Chinese fighter landed because the pilot was seriously injured but took off under the piloting of the deputy commander of the damaged aircraft. During flight, the plane srashed and the pilot was killed in action.

From the
left Tai-i Nokiji Ikuta, Koku Heiso Toshio Kuro-iwa and Itto Kokuhei Kazuo
Takeo
The three successful fighter pilots after the combat on 22 February 1932. From the left Tai-i Nokiji Ikuta, Koku Heiso Toshio Kuro-iwa and Itto Kokuhei Kazuo Takeo.


Japanese Air-to-Air Victories

Date Unit Aircraft Pilot Victim Crew Comments
05.02.1932 Hosho FS   unknown e/a, fighter   see above
22.02.1932 Kaga FS Nakajima A1N Kuro-iwa,T. Boeing 218 (X 66W) Short,R.M. American volunteer
22.02.1932 Kaga FS Nakajima A1N Ikuta,N. Boeing 218 (X 66W) Short,R.M. American volunteer
26.02.1932 Hosho FS Nakajima A1N-2 Tokoro,S. e/a, fighter    
26.02.1932 Hosho FS Nakajima A1N-2 Saito e/a, fighter    
26.02.1932 Hosho FS Nakajima A1N-2 Atsumi,T. e/a, fighter    


Sources & Literature
  1. Hata, Ikuhiko - Izawa, Yasuho: Japanese Naval Aces and Fighter Units in World War II, United States Naval Inst. 1989.
  2. Herold, Miroslav: Čínské letectvo v Šanghajské válce, in Historie a plastikové modelářství, No. 07, 1997.
  3. Polák, Tomáš: Esa meziválečného období (Čína předehra nedokončená),, part three, in Aero Plastic Kits Revue, No. 45, 1996.
  4. Sakaida, Henry: Aces of the Rising Sun 1937-1945, Osprey Publishing Ltd., 2002.
  5. Vejřík, Lubomír: Vzestup a pád orlů Nipponu, 1931-1941, Prolog, Svět křídel 1994.
  6. Gustavsson, Hakan: Biplane Fighter Aces from the Second World War, http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/aces.htm

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