Masaichi Kondō

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Masaichi Kondō
Masaichi Kondo.jpg
Kondō in January 1943 while serving on the aircraft carrier Jun'yō
Born August 1917
Ehime Prefecture, Japan
Allegiance Empire of Japan
Service/branch Naval Ensign of Japan.svg Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJN)
Rank Ensign
Battles/wars Second Sino-Japanese War
Pacific War
In this Japanese name, the family name is "Kondō".

Masaichi Kondō (Japanese: 近藤 政市) 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 13 enemy aircraft. Kondō survived World War II.

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)