Ichirō Yamamoto

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Ichirō Yamamoto
Ichiro Yamamoto.jpg
Native name 山本 一郎
Born 1918
Ehime Prefecture, Japan
Died June 19, 1944(1944-06-19)
Philippine Sea
Allegiance Empire of Japan
Service/branch Naval Ensign of Japan.svg Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJN)
Years of service 1935 - 1944
Rank Ensign
Unit
Battles/wars

Ichirō Yamamoto (山本 一郎?, Yamamoto Ichiro, 1918 – June 19, 1944) was an ace fighter pilot in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. Participating in many of the Pacific War battles and campaigns as a member of several units, Yamamoto was officially credited with destroying 11 enemy aircraft. He was killed in aerial combat with American carrier fighters on June 19, 1944 during the Battle of the Philippine Sea.

References[edit]

  • Hata, Ikuhiko; Yasuho Izawa (1975 (original) 1989 (translation)). Japanese Naval Aces and Fighter Units in World War II. Translated by Don Cyril Gorham. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-315-6.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  • Sakaida, Henry (2002). Aces of the Rising Sun, 1937–1945. Great Britain: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84176-618-6.