Matsuba in 1943 while flying with the Atsugi Air Group
Mie Prefecture, Japan
|Allegiance||Emire of Japan|
|Service/branch||Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJN)|
|Years of service||1935 – ?|
|Rank||Lieutenant Junior Grade|
|Battles/wars||Second Sino-Japanese War
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.