FACTOID # 28: Austin, Texas has more people than Alaska.
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 


FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:



(* = Graphable)



Encyclopedia > Toyoda Soemu

Soemu Toyoda (豊田副武 Toyoda Soemu, May 22, 1885 - September 22, 1957) was a Japanese admiral of World War II.

He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1905 and joined the Imperial Japanese Navy and by 1941 had reached the rank of admiral and was commander of the Kure Naval Station.

In November 1942 he became a member of the Supreme War Council and in May 1943 he took command of the Yokosuka Naval Base.

After the death of Admiral Mineichi Koga, Toyoda was appointed Commander in Chief of the Combined Fleet in May 1944. The following month he implemented Plan A-Go but it resulted in the heavy defeat of Jisaburo Ozawa in the Battle of the Philippine Sea (19-20 June).

As a member of the Supreme War Council Toyoda argued against Emperor Hirohito's desire for a negotiated peace after the dropping of the atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.

Soemu Toyoda died in 1957 in his 73rd year.



Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m