Hatsuo Hidaka

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Hatsuo Hidaka
File:Hatsuo Hidaka.jpg
Hidaka photographed sometime between 1939 and 1942 while serving as an instructor pilot with the Kasumigaura Air Group in Japan
Born May 7, 1915
Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Died ?
Allegiance Japan
Service/branch Naval Ensign of Japan.svg Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJN)
Rank Lieutenant Junior Grade
Battles/wars Second Sino-Japanese War
Pacific War

Hatsuo Hidaka (日高 初男 Hidaka Hatsuo?, May 7, 1915 – ?) 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. In aerial combat over China and the Pacific, he was officially credited with destroying 11 enemy aircraft. Hidaka survived World War II.


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