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Kazuo Sakamaki
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Sakamaki in US custody
Born (1918-11-08)November 8, 1918
Awa, Tokushima, Japan
Died November 29, 1999(1999-11-29) (aged 81)
Toyota, Aichi, Japan
Allegiance  Empire of Japan
Service/branch  Imperial Japanese Navy
Years of service 1940–1941
Rank Ensign
Commands held HA-19 midget submarine
Battles/wars

World War II

Kazuo Sakamaki (酒巻和男 Sakamaki Kazuo, November 8, 1918 – November 29, 1999) was a Japanese naval officer who became the first Japanese prisoner of war of World War II captured by US forces.


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