Hidaka photographed sometime between 1939 and 1942 while serving as an instructor pilot with the Kasumigaura Air Group in Japan
|Born||May 7, 1915
Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
|Service/branch||Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJN)|
|Rank||Lieutenant Junior Grade|
|Battles/wars||Second Sino-Japanese War
Hatsuo Hidaka (日高 初男 Hidaka Hatsuo?, May 7, 1915 - ?) was an officer and ace fighter pilot in the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Pacific theater of World War II. In aerial combat over China and the Pacific, he was officially credited with destroying 11 enemy aircraft. Hidaka survived World War II.
- Hata, Ikuhiko; Yasuho Izawa, Don Cyril Gorham (translator) (1975 (original) 1989 (translation)). Japanese Naval Aces and Fighter Units in World War II. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-315-6.
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