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In this Japanese name, the family name is Momose.
20 February 1919|
Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture
|Died||21 January 1997(aged 77)|
|Education||Tokyo Imperial University|
|Significant projects||Subaru 1500|
|Significant design||Subaru 360
|Significant awards||Japan Automotive Hall of Fame (2004)|
- Feb. 20, 1919 - Born in Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture as the second son of a Sake brewer.
- Apr. 1939 - Entered the Department of Aeronautics, Tokyo Imperial University (Majored in engine)
- Jan. 1942 - Joined Nakajima Aircraft Company. He was enlisted as an Ensign by the Imperial Japanese Navy twenty days after he joined Nakajima. He was attached to the Yokosuka Naval Air Technical Arsenal ("Kugisho") and assigned to explore jet engine and gas turbine.
- 1944 - As a Naval officer, he was sent back to his home company Nakajima to examine the installation of turbocharger to the Nakajima Homare engine of the Nakajima C6N
- Aug. 15, 1945 - Around ten design staff including Momose remained at Koizumi Plant of Nakajima Aircraft Company.
- 1949 - Designed and launched the monocoque rear-engine bus Fuji TR014X-2.
- Jan. 1951 - Assigned to design the Subaru 1500 (project number "P-1").
- Feb. 1954 - Initial model of the Subaru 1500 was completed.
- Dec. 1955 - Production of Subaru 1500 was cancelled and Momose was assigned to design the Subaru 360 at the same time.
- Nov. 1957 - Assigned as the senior engineering manager, Isesaki Plant, Fuji Heavy Industries
- Mar. 3, 1958 - Subaru 360 was launched.
- Oct. 1960 - Assigned as the senior engineering manager, Gunma Workshop (Ota City), Fuji Heavy Industries
- Feb. 1961 - The first generation Subaru Sambar was launched.
- Oct. 21, 1965 - Subaru 1000 was shown to the press at the Tokyo Hilton Hotel (where The Beatles stayed in June and July 1966)
- May 14, 1966 - Subaru 1000 was launched.
- Oct. 1966 - Promoted to the engineering director, Fuji Heavy Industries
- May 1967 - Promoted to a board member of Fuji Heavy Industries
- Aug, 1968 - Assigned as the executive officer of the Subaru Engineering Division
- June 1975 - Assigned as the executive officer of the Subaru Service Division
- June 1983 - Assigned as a statutory auditor, Fuji Heavy Industries
- 1987 - Awarded to the Technology Contribution Prize by the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE)
- June 1991 - Assigned as the technical advisor of the Subaru Research Laboratory
- Jan. 21, 1997 - Deceased
- 2004 - Inducted to the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame
- Nakajima Aircraft Company
- Nakajima C6N
- Yokosuka Naval Air Technical Arsenal
- Fuji Heavy Industries
- Subaru 1500
- Subaru 360
- Subaru Sambar
- Subaru 1000
- Shinroku Momose History and Biography Japan Automotive Hall of Fame Official Website (Japanese)
- In the Mind of Subaru 1000 Development Engineers Source: “Subaru” magazine – Subaru 1000 extra edition (issued May 20, 1966) (Japanese)