World War Two Aces of
The Imperial Japanese Army Air Force


Disclaimer

(As printed in the source listed at the bottom.)

The Following list of JAAF aces was compiled from numerous sources. These scores are simply unverified claims either made by the pilots, or attributed to them. The numerical scores represent a mixture of confirmed, unconfirmed, probable, damaged and imagined victories.
      Name and Rank                        Score

WO Hiromichi Shinohara                      58
Maj. Yasuhiko Kuroe                         51
MSgt. Satoshi Anabuki                       51
Maj. Toshio Sakagawa                        49+
WO Yoshihiko Nakada                         45
Capt. Kenji Shimada                         40
WO Sumi Kamito                              40+
WO Isamu Sasaki                             38+
1Lt. Mitsuyoshi Tarui                       38
Capt. Isamu Kashiide                        33
Capt. Katsumi Anma                          32
1Lt. Moritsugu Kanai                        32
1Lt. Sada Koga                              31
Capt. Ryotaro Jobo                          30+
Capt. Shogo Takeuchi                        30+
2Lt. Yutaka Aoyagi                          28
Capt. Goichi Sumino                         27
WO Rikio Shibata                            27
2Lt. Shogo Saito                            26+
Maj. Takaji Kimura                          26
1Lt. Isamu Hosono                           26
MSgt. Goro Miyamoto                         26
WO Goro Furugori                            25+
MSgt. Tomio Hanada                          25
MSgt. Bunji Yoshiyama                       25
2Lt. Chiyoji Saito                          24
MSgt. Kichigoro Haraguchi                   24
Sgt. Susumu Kaninami                        24
WO Tokuyasu Ishizuka                        23
WO Shoji Kato                               23
Maj. Saburo Togo                            22
Capt. Hitoshi Asano                         22
Capt. Tomoari Hasegawa                      22
MSgt. Zenzaburo Otsuka                      22
Maj. Jyozo Iwahashi                         21
WO Katsuaki Kira                            21
WO Naoharu Shiromoto                        21
MSgt. Morio Matsui                          21+
MSgt. Tokuya Sudo                           20
Maj. Kanshi Ishikawa                        19
Capt. Nakakazu Ozaki                        19
WO Yojiro Ofusa                             19
WO Bunichi Yamaguchi                        19
MSgt. Saburo Kimura                         19
Capt. Yukiyoshi Wakamatsu                   18+
Lt. Col. Tateo Kato                         18
WO Takeo Ishii                              18
WO Kazuo Shimizu                            18
1Lt. Keiji Takamiya                         17
1Lt. Shoichi Suzuki                         17
WO Mamoru Hanada                            17
WO Haruo Takagaki                           17
Maj. Kiyoshi Namai                          16
Maj. Hyoe Yonaga                            16
1Lt. Tameyoshi Kuroki                       16
1Lt. Yoshihiko Yajima                       16
WO Misao Inouye                             16
WO Riichi Ito                               16
WO Mitsuo Ogura                             16
MSgt. Muneyoshi Motojima                    16
MSgt. Yukio Shimokawa                       16
Sgt. Tomesaku Igarashi                      16
Maj. Iwori Sakai                            15
Capt. Saburo Nakamura                       15
Capt. Shigeo Nango                          15
2Lt. Masatoshi Masuzawa                     15
WO Iwataro Hazawa                           15
WO Toshio Matsuura                          15
WO Eiji Seino                               15
MSgt. Megumu Ono                            15
MSgt. Kyushiro Otake                        15
Capt. Koji Motomura                         14
Capt. Hiroshi Onozaki                       14
WO Takaaki Minami                           14
WO Noboru Mune                              14
WO Takashi Noguchi                          14
MSgt. Tomio Hirohata                        14
Sgt. Tadashi Shono                          14
Corp. Jiro Okuda                            14
Capt. Fujitaro Ito                          13+
Capt. Shoji Kurono                          13
Capt. Yoshiro Kuwabara                      13
Capt. Nagao Shirai                          13
2Lt. Norio Shindo                           13
WO Takeo Takahashi                          13
Maj. Hideo Miyabe                           12+
Maj. Toyoki Eto                             12
Maj. Yohei Hinoki                           12
2Lt. Goro Nishihara                         12
WO Koichi Iwase                             12
WO Koji Ishizawa                            11+
Maj. Tokuro Fukuda                          11
Maj. Mitsugu Sawada                         11
Capt. Hironojo Shishimoto                   11
2Lt. Daisuke Kanbara                        11
MSgt. Eisaku Suzuki                         11
Sgt. Takayori Kodama                        11
WO Kosuke Tsubone                           10+ (listed twice in the book)
WO Yoshito Yasuda                           10+
Sgt. Nobuo Kanazawa                         10+
Capt. Chuichi Ichikawa                      10
1Lt. Miyoshi Shimamura                      10
WO Akiyoshi Nomura                          10
MSgt. Jiro Asano                            10
MSgt. Taro Kobayashi                        10
Maj. Yoshio Hirose                           9
Maj. Yamato Takiyama                         9
Capt. Kensui Kono                            9
Capt. Saiji Kani                             9
1Lt. Kosuke Kawahara                         9
1Lt. Shigeru Nakazaki                        9
1Lt. Hiroshi Takiguchi                       9
2Lt. Katsutaro Takahashi                     9
2Lt. Makoto Ogawa                            9
WO Takeomi Hayashi                           9
WO Akira Ina                                 9
WO Yutaka Kimura                             9
WO Takeshi Shimizu                           9
Sgt. Kenji Kato                              9
Maj. Koki Kawamoto                           8+
Capt. Naoyuki Ito                            8
Capt. Masao Miyamaru                         8
Capt. Tsutae Obara                           8
Capt. Takashi Tsuchiya                       8
2Lt. Teizo Kanemaru                          8
2Lt. Sadamitsu Kimura                        8
2Lt. Shinobu Terada                          8
WO Hitoshi Hida                              8
WO Tadao Tashiro                             8
MSgt. Misao Okubo                            8
MSgt. Mitsuo Yamato                          8
Sgt. Shigetsune Nishioka                     8
1Lt. Yonesuke Fukuyama                       7
1Lt. Hiroshi Gomi                            7
1Lt. Hiroshi Sekiguchi                       7
Capt. Fumisuke Ikuno                         6
Capt. Yoshio Yoshida                         6
1Lt. Yoshitaro Yoshioka                      6
WO Tadao Sumi                                6
Sgt. Nobuji Negishi                          6
Sgt. Yoshinori Noguchi                       6
Capt. Hideaki Inayama                        5+
Maj. Tadashi Ishikawa                        5
Capt. Tatsuo Takanashi                       5
Maj. Teruhiko Kobayashi                      5
1Lt. Naoyuki Ogata                           5
WO Akira Kawakita                            5
2Lt. Hannoshin Nishio                        5
WO Gonnoshin Sato                            5
Sgt. Matsumi Nakano                          5


Created: November 17, 1999
Last updated: March 6, 2004

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Sources:Osprey Aircraft of the Aces No. 13, Japanese Army Air Force Aces 1937-45 by Henry Sakaida