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Hydra444
12-10-2005, 02:15 PM
I'm having some difficulty finding info (well,extensive info) on the ranks used by the Japanese Army and Navy during WW2.What it is that actually looking for is pictures showing the ranks from everything from officiers to NCO's to enlisted.Any help would be greatly appreciated http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Call_me_Kanno
12-10-2005, 04:07 PM
These are all I got if it helps.

JAAF
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/JAAF800x600.jpg

IJN
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v22/Kanno/IJN800x600.jpg

Hydra444
12-10-2005, 04:33 PM
Better than most the references I've come across on the web.Any info on what ranks these guys are...Seems like most of them are pilots( http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif),but ranks do they hold http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Thx Kanno http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Call_me_Kanno
12-10-2005, 05:57 PM
JAAF
Second row... from left to right
1- Sgt Satoshi Anabuki, seen at the Akeno Fighter School in
February 1944 51 victories
2- MSgt Masatoshi Masuzawa of the 1st Sentai in his flying
gear as worn during the Nomonhan incident in 1939 15 victories
3- Cpl Susumu Kajinami of the New Guinea-based 68th Sentai
models his lightweight flying suit in late 1943 24 victories
4- Capt Fujitaro Ito of the 5th Sentai prepares to enter his Ki-45
at Kiyosu Airfield, Japan, in March 1945 13+ victories
5- 2Lt Yohei Hinoki of the 64th Sentai in service dress in China
in the spring of 1942 12 victories

IJN
First row... from left to right
1- PO3/c Sadamu Komachi, serving aboard Shokaku in 1941-42 40 victories
2- Lt Yutaka Morioka of the 302nd AD at Atsugi in early 1945 5 victories
3- PO1/c Takeo Tanimizu, serving aboard Junyo in May 1942 32 victories
4- Lt(jg) Sadaaki Akamatsu of the 302nd AG at Atsugi in early 1945 27 victories
5- PO1/c Kaneyoshi Muto of the 12th AG, formerly in China, 1938 35 victories
6- Missing in the post is PO2c Saburo Sakai of the 12th AG at
Nanchang. in southern China, 1939 60+ victories

SkyChimp
12-10-2005, 06:35 PM
I've got Navy ranks. Trying to figure out how to post them.

SkyChimp
12-10-2005, 06:42 PM
Let's see if this works:

http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/officer.mht
http://members.cox.net/us.fighters/enlisted.mht

SkyChimp
12-10-2005, 06:43 PM
Army ranks:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_ranks_of_the_Japanese..._during_World_War_II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_ranks_of_the_Japanese_Empire_during_World_War _II)

Hydra444
12-10-2005, 07:08 PM
Thx Skychimp and Kanno...very helpful very very very helpful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Thanks again guys.By the way,what book is that from Kanno?

SkyChimp
12-10-2005, 08:28 PM
Yer welcome

Call_me_Kanno
12-10-2005, 09:44 PM
I got those pics and descriptions years ago from another site when I flew CFS2. I don't remember a book associated with them but this was saved from the post--> Data taken from OSPREY AVIATION Maybe it'll help some too.

Hydra444
12-10-2005, 09:50 PM
Will have to look into that Kanno.

SkyChimp
12-10-2005, 10:14 PM
Kanno's pics are from the Osprey "Aircraft of the Aces" series. They are from Japanese Army Airfoce Aces and Imperial Japanese Navy Aces, respectively.

http://www.ospreypublishing.com/osp_img/titlecovers/P5292AL.JPG

http://www.ospreypublishing.com/osp_img/titlecovers/P7279AL.JPG

chchfool
12-15-2005, 07:09 AM
This book would answer all your questions and has japanese and english text.

http://img187.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/0/5/5/2/hb_kas...34624712p1020190.jpg (http://img187.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/users/0/5/5/2/hb_kasumigiri-img600x450-1134624712p1020190.jpg)

LEBillfish
12-15-2005, 07:35 AM
Ž´嘼?

¤"¥œ¸"µ/Imperial Japanese Navy

¤?"*/Admiral
¸*?"*/Vice Admiral
??"*/Rear Admiral
¤/Captain
¸*/Commander
?/Lieutenant Commander
¤?"/Lieutenant
¸*?"/Sub Lieutenant
??"/Acting Sub Lieutenant
€œ"
...µ"'"
¸€*"...µ"'/Petty Officer 1st Class
ºŒ*"...µ"'/Petty Officer 2st Class
¸"*"...µ"'/Petty Officer 3st Class
?´...µ"/Leading Seaman
¸€*"?´...µ/Seaman 1st Class
ºŒ*"?´...µ/Seaman 2st Class
¸"*"?´...µ/Seaman 3st Class
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¤"¥œ¸"¸/Imperial Japanese Army

¤?"*/General
¸*?"*/Lieutenant General
??"*/Major General
¤/Colonel
¸*/Lieutenant Colonel
?/Major
¤?"/Captain
¸*?"/First Lieutenant
??"/Second Lieutenant
€œ"
"'"
"'/Sergeant
"/Corporal
...µ"/Lance Corporal
¸€*"...µ/Private 1st Class
ºŒ*"...µ/Private 2st Class
¸"*"...µ/Private 3st Class
*¤"¥œ¸"¯€...ƒ¸¥¯Ž´¯ ª€...ƒ¸¥ºœˆ"""""Œ¦"""º""'"³"¦""€"


µ¸*"ª"*/Maritime Self Defense Force

µˆ'"ƒ会*?*?"""µ?"*/Admiral
µ¸*'"ƒ"""µ?"*/Admiral
µ?"*/Vice Admiral
µ?"*œ/Rear Admiral
¸€*"µ/Captain
ºŒ*"µ/Commander
¸"*"µ/Lieutenant Commander
¸€*"µ?"/Lieutenant Senior Grade
ºŒ*"µ?"/Lieutenant Junior Grade
¸"*"µ?"/Ensign
""*µ?"/Warrant Officer
µ"'"
¸€*"µ"'/Petty Officer 1st Class
ºŒ*"µ"'/Petty Officer 2st Class
¸"*"µ"'/Petty Officer 3st Class
µ士"/Leading Seaman
¸€*"µ士/Seaman
ºŒ*"µ士/Seaman Apprentice
¸"*"µ士/Seaman Recruit


¸¸*"ª"*/Ground Self Defense Force

µˆ'"ƒ会*?*?"""¸?"*/General
¸¸*'"ƒ"""¸?"*/General
¸?"*/Lieutenant General
¸?"*œ/Major General
¸€*"¸/Colonel
ºŒ*"¸/Lieutenant Colonel
¸"*"¸/Major
¸€*"¸?"/Captain
ºŒ*"¸?"/First Lieutenant
¸"*"¸?"/Second Lieutenant
""*¸?"/Warrant Officer
¸"'"
¸€*"¸"'/Master Sergeant
ºŒ*"¸"'/Sergeant 1st Class
¸"*"¸"'/Sergeant
¸士"/Corporal
¸€*"¸士/Private 1st Class
ºŒ*"¸士/Private 2st Class
¸"*"¸士/Private 3st Class


ˆªº"ª"*/Air Self Defense Force

µˆ'"ƒ会*?*?"""º?"*/General
ˆªº'"ƒ"""º?"*/General
º?"*/Lieutenant General
º?"*œ/Major General
¸€*"º/Colonel
ºŒ*"º/Lieutenant Colonel
¸"*"º/Major
¸€*"º?"/Captain
ºŒ*"º?"/First Lieutenant
¸"*"º?"/Second Lieutenant
""*º?"/Warrant Officer
º"'"
¸€*"º"'/Master Sergeant
ºŒ*"º"'/Technical Sergeant
¸"*"º"'/Staff Sergeant
º士"/Airman 1st Class
¸€*"º士/Airman 2st Class
ºŒ*"º士/Airman 3st Class
¸"*"º士/Airman Basic


µ¸*¿"º/Japan Coast Guard

"˜/Commandant
次˜/Vice Commandant
*¦""""/Vice Commandant for Operations
µ¸*¿""/Coast Guard Superintendent
¸€*"µ¸*¿""("²)/Coast Guard Superintendent 1st-Grade(A)
¸€*"µ¸*¿""(')/Coast Guard Superintendent 1st-Grade(B)
ºŒ*"µ¸*¿""/Coast Guard Superintendent 2nd-Grade
¸"*"µ¸*¿""/Coast Guard Superintendent 3rd-Grade
µ¸*¿"*/Coast Guard Officer
¸€*"µ¸*¿"*/Coast Guard Officer 1st-Grade
ºŒ*"µ¸*¿"*/Coast Guard Officer 2nd-Grade
¸"*"µ¸*¿"*/Coast Guard Officer 3rd-Grade
µ¸*¿"士/Junior Coast Guard Officer
¸€*"µ¸*¿"士/Junior Coast Guard Officer 1st-Grade
ºŒ*"µ¸*¿"士/Junior Coast Guard Officer 2nd-Grade
¸"*"µ¸*¿"士/Junior Coast Guard Officer 3rd-Grade

Tooz_69GIAP
12-15-2005, 09:00 AM
Army Ranks:

http://www.baseclass.modulweb.dk/69giap/fileadmin/69_giap_private/69_giap_public/images/Rank_Insignia/Imperial_Army_Rank_Insignia.gif

Navy Ranks:

http://www.baseclass.modulweb.dk/69giap/fileadmin/69_giap_private/69_giap_public/images/Rank_Insignia/Imperial_Navy_Rank_Insignia.gif

Hydra444
12-15-2005, 11:42 AM
Awesome stuff guys (and gal http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif).This is exactly what I was looking for http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif