Kiyonobu Suzuki (ace)

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Kiyonobu Suzuki
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Suzuki while serving with the 12th Air Group in China between March and September 1938
Born 1914
Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Died 26 October 1942
South Pacific
Allegiance Empire of Japan
Service/branch Naval Ensign of Japan.svg Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJN)
Years of service 1933-1942
Rank Warrant Officer
Battles/wars Second Sino-Japanese War
Pacific War

Kiyonobu Suzuki (Japanese: 鈴木 清延; 1914 – 26 October 1942) was a warrant 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 nine enemy aircraft. As a member of the aircraft carrier Jun'yō's fighter group, Suzuki was killed in action on 26 October 1942 during the Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands.

References[edit]

  • 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.  Check date values in: |date= (help)