Akio Matsuba

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Akio Matsuba
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Matsuba in 1943 while flying with the Atsugi Air Group
Born 1914
Mie Prefecture, Japan
Allegiance Emire of Japan
Service/branch Naval Ensign of Japan.svg Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJN)
Years of service 1935 – ?
Rank Lieutenant Junior Grade
Battles/wars Second Sino-Japanese War
Pacific War
In this Japanese name, the family name is Matsuba.

Akio Matsuba (Japanese: 松場 秋夫) was an officer and ace fighter pilot in the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) during the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Pacific theater of World War II. Matsuba was officially credited with destroying a total of 18 enemy aircraft in aerial combat.


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