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Chuichi Nagumo
Birth: Mar. 25, 1887
Death: Jul. 6, 1944

Naval Admiral. Nagumo served as the commander of the Imperial Navy's aircraft carrier strike force during th early stages of the Second World War and lead this force in the attack on Pearl Harbor and during the battles of Midway, Eastern Solomon Islands and Santa Cruz Islands. After his carrier was struck during the pivotal defeat at Midway, Nagumo at first refused to abandon his sinking ship, but was physically dragged to safety by his staff. After commanding a smaller carrier force to a victory in the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, Nagumo was assigned to command the Central Pacific Area Fleet based on Saipan. He remained there as Saipan was overrun by American forces. With no escape possible, Nagumo committed ritual suicide on the evening of July 6, 1944. He was portrayed by actor James Shigeta in the motion picture "Midway"(1976). (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) 
 
Burial:
Yasukuni Jinja Shrine
Chiyoda
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
Record added: Nov 06, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8064895
Chuichi Nagumo
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
 
Chuichi Nagumo
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You were a brave warrior who served his emperor well. From one veteran to another, may you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 6, 2016
Remembering you today. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Mar. 25, 2016

-Anonymous
 Added: Jan. 8, 2015
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