Satoru Ono

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Satoru Ono
Ono while serving on the aircraft carrier Kaga sometime between 1934 and 1938
Native name 小野 了
Born 1915
Ōita Prefecture, Japan
Died 2001
Allegiance Empire of Japan
Service/branch Naval Ensign of Japan.svg Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service (IJN)
Years of service 1932–?
Rank Lieutenant Junior Grade

Satoru Ono (小野 了?) (1915-2001) 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, the Pacific, and Japan, he was officially credited with destroying eight enemy aircraft. From 1943 until the end of World War II, Ono specialized in nocturnal interceptions of enemy bombers engaged in nighttime bombing raids. Ono survived World War II and died in 2001.


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