11th Air Fleet (Imperial Japanese Navy)

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11th Air Fleet
Active 1941-1945
Type Combined Arms
Part of Southeast Area Fleet

The 11th Air Fleet (第十一航空艦隊, Dai-Jūichi Kōkū Kantai) was a grouping of naval aviation and surface units.

Assignments and Components[edit]

Date Higher unit Lower units
15 January 1941 (original) Combined Fleet 21st Air Flotilla, 22nd Air Flotilla, 24th Air Flotilla
10 December 1941 Combined Fleet 21st Air Flotilla, 22nd Air Flotilla, 23rd Air Flotilla,
DesDiv. 34 (Destroyer Akikaze, Hakaze, Tachikaze), Auxiliary aircraft transport Lyons Maru, Keiyō Maru, Kamogawa Maru, Nikkoku Maru, Tatsugami Maru, Hinō Maru No. 5, Nana Maru
1st Yokosuka SNLF, 2nd Yokosuka SNLF
14 July 1942 Combined Fleet 22nd Air Flotilla, 24th Air Flotilla, 25th Air Flotilla, 26th Air Flotilla,
DesDiv. 34, Auxiliary aircraft transport Lyons Maru, Keiyō Maru, Nagoya Maru
24 December 1942 Southeast Area Fleet 22nd Air Flotilla, 24th Air Flotilla, 25th Air Flotilla, 26th Air Flotilla, Atsugi NAG, Toyohashi NAG, 802nd NAG,
Seaplane tender Akitsushima, Destroyer Akikaze, Tachikaze
Auxiliary aircraft transport Lyons Maru, Keiyō Maru, Nagoya Maru, Goshū Maru, Mogamigawa Maru, Fujikawa Maru
1 January 1944 Southeast Area Fleet 25th Air Flotilla, 26th Air Flotilla, 151st NAG,
Seaplane tender Akitsushima, Destroyer Akikaze, Tachikaze
15 August 1944 Southeast Area Fleet 958th NAG, 105th Air Base Unit
6 September 1945 Surrendered to Australia at Rabaul.

Commanders[edit]

Rank Name Date Note, additional post
1 Vice-Admiral Eikichi Katagiri 15 January 1941
2 Vice-Admiral Nishizō Tsukahara[1] 10 September 1941
3 Vice-Admiral Jin'ichi Kusaka 1 October 1942
24 December 1942 Commander of the Southeast Area Fleet

Chiefs of Staff[edit]

Rank Name Date Note, additional post
1 Rear-Admiral Takijirō Ōnishi 15 January 1941
2 Rear-Admiral Munetaka Sakamaki 10 February 1942
3 Rear-Admiral
Vice-Admiral
Yoshimasa Nakahara 24 December 1942
1 November 1943
Chief of staff of the Southeast Area Fleet
4 Rear-Admiral Ryūnosuke Kusaka 29 November 1943 Chief of staff of the Southeast Area Fleet
5 Rear-Admiral Sadatoshi Tomioka 6 April 1944 Chief of staff of the Southeast Area Fleet
6 Vice-Admiral Naosaburō Irifune 7 November 1944 Chief of staff of the Southeast Area Fleet
Commander of the 8th Base Force
1 December 1944 Chief of staff of the Southeast Area Fleet

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ L, Klemen (1999–2000). "Vice-Admiral Nishio Tsukahara". Forgotten Campaign: The Dutch East Indies Campaign 1941-1942.