Jirō Chōno

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Jirō Chōno
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Born 1907
Ehime Prefecture, Japan
Died 21 February 1941
Allegiance Japan
Years of service 1927–1941
Rank Ensign
Battles/wars Second Sino-Japanese War

Jirō Chōno was an officer and ace fighter pilot in the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the Second Sino-Japanese War. In combat over China, he was officially credited with destroying seven enemy aircraft. Chōno died in action on 21 February 1941 over Kunming.


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