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Name Kanji Formed Dissolved Tail code[Note 1] Note, fate
Amakusa Naval Air Group 天草海軍航空隊 1 April 1945 postwar. アマ (Ama)
Atsugi Naval Air Group 厚木海軍航空隊 1 April 1943 20 February 1944 アツ (Atsu, April 1943)
R3 (July 1943)
Renamed 203rd Naval Air Group on 20 February 1944.
Chichijima Naval Air Group 父島海軍航空隊 1 April 1939 15 December 1944 チチ (Chichi, April 1939)
VIIB (October 1941)
V (1942)
Incorporated to the 903rd Naval Air Group on 15 December 1944.
Chinkai Naval Air Group 鎭海海軍航空隊 1 October 1936 15 December 1944 チ (Chi) Incorporated to the 951st Naval Air Group on 15 December 1944.
Chitose Naval Air Group 千歳海軍航空隊 1 October 1939 1 November 1942 チト (Chito, October 1939)
S (November 1940)
Renamed 703rd Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
Fujisawa Naval Air Group 藤澤海軍航空隊 1 June 1944 postwar. フヂ (Fudi)[1]
Fukuoka Naval Air Group 福岡海軍航空隊 1 June 1944 10 July 1945 フク (Fuku)
Fukuyama Naval Air Group 福山海軍航空隊 1 March 1945 postwar. フヤ (Fuya)
Genzan Naval Air Group 元山海軍航空隊 15 November 1940 1 November 1942 ゲン (Gen, used in Japan homeland)
G (outside of Japan homeland)
Renamed 755th Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
Genzan Naval Air Group (II)[Note 2] 元山海軍航空隊 15 August 1944 postwar. ケ (Ke, August 1944)
ゲン (Gen, 1945)[2]
Hakata Naval Air Group 博多海軍航空隊 15 November 1940 postwar. ハタ (Hata)
Himeji Naval Air Group 姫路海軍航空隊 1 October 1943 5 May 1945 ヒメ (Hime)
Hitoyoshi Naval Air Group 人吉海軍航空隊 1 February 1944 10 July 1945 ヒト (Hito)
Hyakrihara Naval Air Group 百里原海軍航空隊 1 December 1939 postwar. リ (Ri)
Isahaya Naval Air Group 諫早海軍航空隊 15 March 1944 postwar. イサ (Isa)
Iwakuni Naval Air Group 岩國海軍航空隊 1 December 1939 15 August 1944 イハ (Iha)
Iwakuni Naval Air Group (II) 岩國海軍航空隊 1 March 1945 postwar. イハ (Iha)
Izumi Naval Air Group 出水海軍航空隊 15 April 1943 11 February 1945 イツ (Itsu) Renamed 1st Izumi Naval Air Group on 11 February 1945.
1st Izumi Naval Air Group 第一出水海軍航空隊 11 February 1945 1 March 1945 イツ (Itsu)
1イツ (1Itsu, March 1945)[2]
Headquarters and airmen were moved to the Kōshū Naval Air Group.
2nd Izumi Naval Air Group 第二出水海軍航空隊 11 February 1945 20 July 1945 2イツ (2Itsu)
Jinmachi Naval Air Group 神町海軍航空隊 15 December 1944 postwar. ジン (Jin)
Kagoshima Naval Air Group 鹿児島海軍航空隊 1 April 1943 20 July 1945 カコ (Kako)
Kaikō Naval Air Group 海口海軍航空隊 1 October 1943 1 May 1944 カイ (Kai)
Kanoya Naval Air Group 鹿屋海軍航空隊 1 April 1936 1 October 1942 カヤ (Kaya, April 1936)
Y (1938)
K (November 1940)
Renamed 751st Naval Air Group on 1 October 1942.
Kanoya Naval Air Group (II) 鹿屋海軍航空隊 1 October 1942 10 July 1944 カヤ (Kaya) Renamed Toyohashi Naval Air Group on 10 July 1944.
2nd Kanoya Naval Air Group 第二鹿屋海軍航空隊 1 February 1944 30 June 1945 2カヤ (2Kaya)
Kan'onji Naval Air Group 観音寺海軍航空隊 1 March 1944 postwar. カン (Kan)
Kashima Naval Air Group 鹿島海軍航空隊 15 December 1938 postwar. カシ (Kashi)
Kasumigaura Naval Air Group 霞ヶ浦海軍航空隊 1 November 1922 postwar. R (1922)
カ (Ka, July 1926)
Katori Naval Air Group 香取海軍航空隊 1 February 1944 30 June 1945 カト (Kato)
Kisarazu Naval Air Group 木更津海軍航空隊 1 April 1936 1 November 1942 キ (Ki, April 1936)
X (1938)
R (May 1942)
Renamed 707th Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
Kitaura Naval Air Group 北浦海軍航空隊 1 April 1942 5 May 1945 キタ (Kita)
Kobi Naval Air Group 虎尾海軍航空隊 15 May 1944 15 February 1945 コビ (Kobi)
Kōchi Naval Air Group 髙知海軍航空隊 15 March 1944 postwar. カチ (Kachi)
Kofuji Naval Air Group 小富士海軍航空隊 1 October 1944 postwar.
Kokubu Naval Air Group 國分海軍航空隊 1 August 1944 1 March 1945 コク (Koku) Renamed Kan'onji Naval Air Group on 1 March 1945.
Komatsu Naval Air Group 小松海軍航空隊 1 September 1944 30 June 1945 コマツ (Komatsu)
Komatsushima Naval Air Group 小松島海軍航空隊 1 October 1941 15 December 1944 コマ (Koma) Incorporated to the 903rd Naval Air Group on 15 December 1944.
Kōnoike Naval Air Group 神ノ池海軍航空隊 15 February 1944 15 December 1944 コウ (Kou)
Kōriyama Naval Air Group 郡山海軍航空隊 1 February 1944 11 February 1945[3] コリ (Kori) Renamed 1st Kōriyama Naval Air Group on 15 March 1945.
1st Kōriyama Naval Air Group 第一郡山海軍航空隊 11 February 1945[3] postwar. コリ (Kori)
1コリ (1Kori, March 1945)[2]
2nd Kōriyama Naval Air Group 第二郡山海軍航空隊 15 March 1944 postwar. 2コリ (2Kori)
Kōshū Naval Air Group 光州海軍航空隊 1 March 1945 postwar. コウ (Kou)
Kōyasan Naval Air Group 髙野山海軍航空隊 1 March 1945 postwar. コヤ (Koya)
Kōwa Naval Air Group 河和海軍航空隊 1 December 1943 11 February 1945[3] カウ (Kau) Renamed 1st Kōwa Naval Air Group on 1 March 1945.
1st Kōwa Naval Air Group 第一河和海軍航空隊 11 February 1945[3] postwar. カウ (Kau)
1カウ (1Kau, March 1945)[2]
2nd Kōwa Naval Air Group 第二河和海軍航空隊 1 April 1944 postwar. 2カウ (2Kau)
Kurashiki Naval Air Group 倉敷海軍航空隊 1 November 1944 postwar. クラ (Kura)
Kure Naval Air Group 吳海軍航空隊 1 June 1931 5 May 1945 ク (Ku)
Kushimoto Naval Air Group 串本海軍航空隊 1 December 1942 15 December 1944 クシ (Kushi) Incorporated to the 903rd Naval Air Group on 15 December 1944.
Kushira Naval Air Group 串良海軍航空隊 1 April 1944 10 July 1945 クシラ (Kushira)
Maizuru Naval Air Group 舞鶴海軍航空隊 1 October 1935 15 December 1944 マ (Ma) Incorporated to the 903rd Naval Air Group on 15 December 1944.
Matsushima Naval Air Group 松島海軍航空隊 1 August 1944 postwar. マシ (Mashi)
Matsuyama Naval Air Group 松山海軍航空隊 1 October 1943 15 July 1945 マツ (Matsu)
Mie Naval Air Group 三重海軍航空隊 1 August 1942 postwar. ミエ (Mie)
Miho Naval Air Group 美保海軍航空隊 1 October 1943 30 June 1945 ミホ (Miho)
2nd Miho Naval Air Group 第二美保海軍航空隊 15 January 1944 11 February 1945 2ミホ (2Miho) Headquarters and airmen were moved to the Yamato Naval Air Group.
Mihoro Naval Air Group 美幌海軍航空隊 1 October 1940 1 November 1942 ミ (Mi, October 1940)
M (November 1940)
Renamed 701st Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
Mineyama Naval Air Group 峯山海軍航空隊 1 March 1945 postwar. ミネ (Mine)
Misawa Naval Air Group 三澤海軍航空隊 10 February 1942 1 November 1942 ミサ (Misa, in Japan homelanmd)
H (outside of Japan homeland)
Renamed 705th Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
Misawa Naval Air Group (II) 三澤海軍航空隊 1 September 1944 30 June 1945 ミサ (Misa)
Miyazaki Naval Air Group 宮崎海軍航空隊 1 December 1943 1 August 1944 ミヤ (Miya)
Nagoya Naval Air Group 名古屋海軍航空隊 1 April 1942 postwar. ナコ (Nako)
Nara Naval Air Group 奈良海軍航空隊 1 March 1945 postwar. ナラ (Nara)
Nishinomiya Naval Air Group 西ノ宮海軍航空隊 1 March 1945 30 June 1945 ニシ (Nishi)[2]
Ōi Naval Air Group 大井海軍航空隊 1 April 1942 postwar. オヰ (Oi)
Oihama Naval Air Group 追濱海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 20 December 1944 オヒ (Ohi)
Ōita Naval Air Group 大分海軍航空隊 15 December 1938 15 March 1944 オタ (Ota)
Okazaki Naval Air Group 岡崎海軍航空隊 1 April 1944 11 February 1945 オカ (Oka) Renamed 1st Okazaki Naval Air Group.
1st Okazaki Naval Air Group 第一岡崎海軍航空隊 11 February 1945 postwar. オカ (Oka)
1オカ (1Oka, March 1945)[2]
2nd Okazaki Naval Air Group 第二岡崎海軍航空隊 15 August 1944 postwar. オカ (Oka)
2オカ (2Oka, March 1945)[2]
3rd Okazaki Naval Air Group 第三岡崎海軍航空隊 11 February 1945 postwar. 3オカ (3Oka, March 1945)[2]
Okinawa Naval Air Group 沖繩海軍航空隊 15 April 1944 15 December 1944 オキ (Oki) Incorporated to the 951st Naval Air Group on 15 December 1944.
Ōminato Naval Air Group 大湊海軍航空隊 1 November 1933 15 December 1944 オミ (Omi) Incorporated to the 903rd Naval Air Group on 15 December 1944.
Sasebo Naval Air Group 大村海軍航空隊 1 December 1922 5 May 1945 O (December 1922)
オ (O, July 1926)
Ōryū Naval Air Group 黄流海軍航空隊 1 April 1943 1 May 1944 オウ (Ou)
Ōtsu Naval Air Group 大津海軍航空隊 1 April 1942 postwar. オツ (Otsu)
Pusan Naval Air Group 釜山海軍航空隊 11 February 1945 postwar. フサ (Fusa)
Saeki Naval Air Group 佐伯海軍航空隊 15 February 1934 postwar. サヘ (Sahe)
Sagamino Naval Air Group 相模野海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 11 February 1945 サカ (Saka) Renamed 1st Sagamino Naval Air Group on 11 February 1945.
1st Sagamino Naval Air Group 第一相模野海軍航空隊 11 February 1945 postwar. サカ (Saka)
1サカ (1Saka, March 1945)[2]
2nd Sagamino Naval Air Group 第二相模野海軍航空隊 1 October 1943 postwar. 2サカ (2Saka)
Saijō Naval Air Group 西條海軍航空隊 1 March 1945 postwar. サイ (Sai)
San'a Naval Air Group 三亞海軍航空隊 1 October 1943 1 June 1944 サン (San)
Sasebo Naval Air Group 佐世保海軍航空隊 1 December 1920 15 December 1944 S (1922)
サ (Sa, July 1926)
Renamed 951st Naval Air Group on 15 December 1944.
Seitō Naval Air Group 靑島海軍航空隊 15 January 1944 postwar. セイ (Sei)
Seto Naval Air Group 瀨戸海軍航空隊 1 November 1944 15 July 1945
Shanhai Naval Air Group 上海海軍航空隊 15 January 1944 1 February 1945 シヤ (Shiya)
Shiga Naval Air Group 滋賀海軍航空隊 15 August 1944 postwar. シガ (Shiga)
Shimizu Naval Air Group 清水海軍航空隊 1 September 1944 30 June 1945 シミ (Shimi)
Shinchiku Naval Air Group 新竹海軍航空隊 1 April 1942 1 January 1944 シン (Shin)
Sukumo Naval Air Group 宿毛海軍航空隊 1 April 1943 1 January 1944 スク (Suku) Renamed 453rd Naval Air Group on 1 January 1944.
Sunosaki Naval Air Group 洲ノ埼海軍航空隊 1 June 1943 postwar. スサ (Susa)
Suzuka Naval Air Group 鈴鹿海軍航空隊 1 October 1938 postwar. ス (Su)
Takao Naval Air Group 髙雄海軍航空隊 1 April 1938 1 October 1942 タカ (Taka, April 1938)
T (November 1940)
Renamed 753rd Naval Air Group on 1 October 1942.
Takao Naval Air Group (II) 髙雄海軍航空隊 1 October 1942 1 December 1944 タカ (Taka)
2nd Takao Naval Air Group 第二髙雄海軍航空隊 15 August 1944 15 February 1945 2タカ (2Taka)
Takarazuka Naval Air Group 寳塚海軍航空隊 1 March 1945 30 June 1945 タカ (Taka)
Takuma Naval Air Group 詫間海軍航空隊 1 June 1943 postwar. タク (Taku, June 1943)
T (April 1945)
Tainan Naval Air Group 臺南海軍航空隊 1 October 1941 1 November 1942 タイ (Tai, used in Japan homeland)
V (outside of Japan homeland)
Renamed 251st Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
Tainan Naval Air Group (II) 臺南海軍航空隊 1 April 1943 15 December 1944 タイ (Tai)
2nd Tainan Naval Air Group 第二臺南海軍航空隊 1 February 1944 15 February 1945 2タイ (2Tai)
Tarumi Naval Air Group 垂水海軍航空隊 1 February 1944 postwar. タル (Taru)
Tateyama Naval Air Group 館山海軍航空隊 1 June 1930 15 December 1944 タ (Ta) Incorporated to the 903rd Naval Air Group on 15 December 1944.
Tateyama Naval Air Group (II) 館山海軍航空隊 15 May 1945 postwar. タ (Ta)
Taura Naval Air Group 田浦海軍航空隊 1 March 1945 postwar. タウラ (Taura)
Tokushima Naval Air Group 徳島海軍航空隊 1 April 1942 postwar. トク (Toku)
Tōkō Naval Air Group 東港海軍航空隊 15 November 1940 1 November 1942 トコ (Toko, used in Japan homeland)
O (outside of Japan homeland)
Renamed 851st Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
Tōkyō Naval Air Group 東京海軍航空隊 1 March 1945 postwar. ト (To)
Toyohashi Naval Air Group 豊橋海軍航空隊 1 April 1943 20 February 1944 トヨ (Toyo, April 1943)
R2 (July 1943)
Renamed 701st Naval Air Group on 20 February 1944.
Toyohashi Naval Air Group (II) 豊橋海軍航空隊 10 July 1944 postwar. トヨ (Toyo)
Tsuiki Naval Air Group 築城海軍航空隊 1 October 1942 20 February 1944 ツイ (Tsui) Renamed 553rd Naval Air Group on 20 February 1944.
Tsuiki Naval Air Group (II) 築城海軍航空隊 15 March 1944 postwar. ツイ (Tsui)
Tsuchiura Naval Air Group 土浦海軍航空隊 15 November 1940 postwar. ツチ (Tsuchi)
Tsukuba Naval Air Group 筑波海軍航空隊 15 December 1938 postwar. ツ (Tsu)
Urado Naval Air Group 浦戸海軍航空隊 1 November 1944 15 July 1945 ウラ (Ura)
Usa Naval Air Group 宇佐海軍航空隊 1 October 1939 5 May 1945 ウサ (Usa)
Uwajima Naval Air Group 宇和島海軍航空隊 1 March 1945 15 July 1945 ウワ (Uwa)
Yamato Naval Air Group 大和海軍航空隊 11 February 1945 postwar. ヤマ (Yama)
Yatabe Naval Air Group 谷田部海軍航空隊 1 December 1939 postwar. ヤ (Ya)
Yokohama Naval Air Group 横濱海軍航空隊 1 October 1936 1 November 1942 ヨハ (Yoha, October 1936)
Y (November 1940)
Renamed 801st Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
Yokosuka Naval Air Group 横須賀海軍航空隊 1 April 1916 postwar. Y (1922)
ヨ (Yo, July 1926)

Numbered name[]

Name Kanji Formed Dissolved Tail code Note, fate
1st Air Group[Note 3] 第一航空隊 10 April 1941 1 November 1942 Z Renamed 752nd Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
2nd Air Group 第二航空隊 31 May 1942 1 November 1942 Q Renamed 582nd Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
3rd Air Group 第三航空隊 1 April 1941 1 November 1942 X Renamed 202nd Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
4th Air Group 第四航空隊 10 February 1942 1 November 1942 F Renamed 702nd Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
5th Air Group 第五航空隊 5 August 1942 1 November 1942 R Renamed 452nd Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
6th Air Group 第六航空隊 1 April 1942 1 November 1942 U Renamed 204th Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
7th Air Group 第七航空隊 15 November 1940 10 April 1941 I-VII Renamed 16th Air Group on 10 April 1941.
8th Air Group 第八航空隊 15 November 1940 10 April 1941 I-VIII Renamed 18th Air Group on 10 April 1941.
11th Air Group 第一一航空隊 24 September 1936 16 November 1936
11th Air Group (II) 第一一航空隊 1 May 1944 5 April 1945 11
12th Air Group 第一二航空隊 11 July 1937 15 September 1941 S (July 1937)
3 (Autumn in 1937)
12th Air Group (II) 第一二航空隊 1 May 1944 15 May 1945 12 Re-organized to the Inshi Naval Air Group on 15 May 1945.
13th Air Group 第一三航空隊 11 July 1937 15 November 1940 T (July 1937)
4 (Autumn in 1937)
13th Air Group (II) 第一三航空隊 1 May 1944 15 May 1945
14th Air Group 第一四航空隊 1 April 1938 15 September 1941 9
14th Air Group (II) 第一四航空隊 1 April 1942 1 November 1942 W Renamed 802nd Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
15th Air Group 第一五航空隊 25 June 1938 1 December 1938 K (June 1938)
10 (Late 1938)
15th Air Group (II) 第一五航空隊 15 November 1939 15 November 1940
16th Air Group 第一六航空隊 15 December 1938 15 November 1939 Aircraft and airmen were moved to seaplane tender Kamikawa Maru on 15 November 1939.
16th Air Group (II) 第十六航空隊 10 April 1941 1 February 1942 16 Renamed 3rd Base Force Attached Float Reconnaissance Unit on 1 February 1942.
17th Air Group 第一七航空隊 1 October 1941 1 April 1942 17 Renamed 4th Base Force Attached Float Reconnaissance Unit on 1 April 1942.
18th Air Group 第十八航空隊 10 April 1941 1 December 1942 18 Incorporated to the 902nd Naval Air Group on 1 December 1942.
19th Air Group 第十九航空隊 15 January 1941 1 November 1942 19 Renamed 952nd Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
21st Air Group 第二一航空隊 11 July 1937 20 October 1937 Aircraft and airmen were moved to seaplane tender Kinugasa Maru on 20 October 1937.
21st Air Group (II) 第二一航空隊 10 June 1942 1 November 1942 21 Renamed 902nd Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
22nd Air Group 第二二航空隊 11 July 1937 9 October 1937 Aircraft and airmen were moved to seaplane tender Kinugasa Maru on 9 October 1937.
23rd Air Group 第二三航空隊 13 August 1937 2 October 1937 Aircraft and airmen were moved to seaplane tender Notoro on 2 October 1937.
31st Air Group 第三一航空隊 1 February 1942 1 November 1942 31 Renamed 954th Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
31st Air Group (II) 第三一航空隊 1 March 1944 postwar. 31
32nd Air Group 第三二航空隊 1 February 1942 10 June 1942 32 Aircraft and airmen were moved to the 21st Air Group on 1 June 1942.
32nd Air Group (II) 第三二航空隊 1 March 1944 10 July 1944 32 Aircraft and airmen were moved to the 31st Air Group on 10 July 1944.
33rd Air Group 第三三航空隊 1 February 1942 1 November 1942 33 Renamed 932nd Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
35th Air Group 第三五航空隊 1 February 1942 1 November 1942 35 Renamed 956th Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
36th Air Group 第三六航空隊 20 June 1942 1 November 1942 36 Renamed 934th Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
40th Air Group 第四〇航空隊 1 February 1942 1 November 1942 40 Renamed 936th Naval Air Group on 1 November 1942.
121st Naval Air Group 第一二一海軍航空隊 1 October 1943 10 July 1944 雉 (Kiji, October 1943)
21 or 121 (February 1944)
Another known as the Green Pheasant Corps (雉部隊, Kiji Butai).
131st Naval Air Group 第一三一海軍航空隊 10 July 1944 postwar. 31 or 131 Another known as the Nelumbo nucifera Corps (芙蓉部隊, Fuyō Butai).
132nd Naval Air Group 第一三二海軍航空隊 5 February 1945 postwar. 132
133rd Naval Air Group 第一三三海軍航空隊 5 February 1945 5 June 1945 133
141st Naval Air Group 第一四一海軍航空隊 15 March 1944 postwar. 曉 (Akatsuki, used in Japan homeland)
41 or 141 (outside of Japan homeland)
Another known as the Dawn Corps (曉部隊, Akatsuki Butai).
151st Naval Air Group 第一五一海軍航空隊 15 April 1943 10 July 1944 W4 (April 1943)
51 or 151 (1944)
153rd Naval Air Group 第一五三海軍航空隊 1 January 1944 postwar. 53 or 153
171st Naval Air Group 第一七一海軍航空隊 1 May 1945 postwar. 171
201st Naval Air Group 第二〇一海軍航空隊 1 December 1942 postwar. W1 (December 1942)
01 or 201 (1944)
202nd Naval Air Group 第二〇二海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 10 July 1944 X (November 1942)
X2 (1943)
02 or 202 (March 1944)
203rd Naval Air Group 第二〇三海軍航空隊 20 February 1944 postwar. 3 or 03
204th Naval Air Group 第二〇四海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 4 March 1944 U (November 1942)
T2 (1943)
204 (1944)
204th Naval Air Group (II) 第二〇四海軍航空隊 5 February 1945 postwar. 204
205th Naval Air Group 第二〇五海軍航空隊 5 February 1945 postwar. 205
210th Naval Air Group 第二一〇海軍航空隊 15 September 1944 postwar. 210 (1944)
210 with squadron code (1945)
221st Naval Air Group 第二二一海軍航空隊 15 January 1944 postwar. 嵐 (Arashi, used in Japan homeland)
21 (July 1944 ?)
221 with squadron code (August 1944)
Another known as the Storm Corps (嵐部隊, Arashi Butai).
251st Naval Air Group 第二五一海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 10 July 1944 U1 (November 1942)
51 (1944)
252nd Naval Air Group 第二五二海軍航空隊 20 September 1942 postwar. Y2 (September 1942)
52 or 252 (1944)
253rd Naval Air Group 第二五三海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 10 July 1944 U3 (November 1942)
Z1 (1943)
53 or 253 (1944)
254th Naval Air Group 第二五四海軍航空隊 1 October 1943 1 January 1945 54 (October 1943)
254 (July 1944)
Incorporated to the 901st Naval Air Group on 1 January 1945.
256th Naval Air Group 第二五六海軍航空隊 1 February 1944 15 December 1944 56 (February 1944)
256 (July 1944)
Incorporated to the 951st Naval Air Group on 15 December 1944.
261st Naval Air Group 第二六一海軍航空隊 1 October 1943 10 July 1944 虎 (Tora, October 1943)
61 (February 1944)
Another known as the Tiger Corps (虎部隊, Tora Butai).
263rd Naval Air Group 第二六三海軍航空隊 1 October 1943 10 July 1944 豹 (Hyō, December 1943)
63 (1944)
Another known as the Leopard Corps (豹部隊, Hyō Butai).
265th Naval Air Group 第二六五海軍航空隊 18 November 1943 10 July 1944 雷 (Ikazuchi, November 1943)
65 (1944)
Another known as the Lightning Corps (雷部隊, Ikazuchi Butai).
281st Naval Air Group 第二八一海軍航空隊 1 March 1943 20 February 1944 V1 (March 1943)
81 (1944)
Honorable death until 6 February 1944 during the Battle of Kwajalein in Ruot.
301st Naval Air Group 第三〇一海軍航空隊 5 November 1943 10 July 1944 ヨC (YoC, November 1943)
01 (1944)
302nd Naval Air Group 第三〇二海軍航空隊 1 March 1944 postwar. ヨD (YoD)
312nd Naval Air Group 第三一二海軍航空隊 5 February 1945 postwar. 312
321st Naval Air Group 第三二一海軍航空隊 1 October 1943 10 July 1944 鵄 (Tobi, October 1943)
21 (1944)
Another known as the Black Kite Corps (鵄部隊, Tobi Butai).
322nd Naval Air Group 第三二二海軍航空隊 15 March 1944 10 July 1944 電 (Inazuma, used in Japan homeland)
22 (outside of Japan homeland)
Another known as the Thunder Corps (電部隊, Inazuma Butai).
331st Naval Air Group 第三三一海軍航空隊 1 July 1943 15 May 1945 31 (July 1943)
331 (July 1944)
332nd Naval Air Group 第三三二海軍航空隊 1 August 1945 postwar. 32
341st Naval Air Group 第三四一海軍航空隊 15 November 1943 postwar. 獅 (Shishi, November 1943)
341 with squadron code (1944)
Another known as the Lion Corps (獅部隊, Shishi Butai).
343rd Naval Air Group 第三四三海軍航空隊 1 January 1944 10 July 1944 隼 (Hayabusa, used in Japan homeland)
43 (outside of Japan homeland)
Another known as the Falcon Corps (隼部隊, Hayabusa Butai).
343rd Naval Air Group (II) 第三四三海軍航空隊 25 December 1944 postwar. 343 with squadron code Another known as the Sword Corps (剣部隊, Tsurugi Butai).
345th Naval Air Group 第三四五海軍航空隊 1 February 1944 10 July 1944 光 (Hikari, in Japanhomeland)
45 (outside of Japan homeland)
Another known as the Sunlight Corps (光部隊, Hikari Butai).
352nd Naval Air Group 第三五二海軍航空隊 1 August 1944 postwar. 352 Another known as the Kusanagi Corps (草薙部隊, Kusanagi Butai).
361st Naval Air Group 第三六一海軍航空隊 15 March 1944 10 July 1944 晃 (Akira, used in Japan homeland)
361 (outside of Japan homeland)
Another known as the Shining Light Corps (晃部隊, Akira Butai).
381st Naval Air Group 第三八一海軍航空隊 1 October 1943 postwar. 81 or squadron code
452nd Naval Air Group 第四五二海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 1 January 1945 R (November 1942)
M1 (1943)
VII (July 1943)
52 or 452 (Late 1943)
453rd Naval Air Group 第四五三海軍航空隊 1 January 1944 15 December 1944 サA (SaA, January 1944)
KEC (February 1944)
Incorporated to the 951st Naval Air Group on 15 December 1944.
501st Naval Air Group 第五〇一海軍航空隊 1 July 1943 10 July 1944 01
502nd Naval Air Group 第五〇二海軍航空隊 15 September 1943 1 October 1944 02
503rd Naval Air Group 第五〇三海軍航空隊 1 October 1943 10 July 1944 ヨB (YoB, October 1943)
03 (February 1944)
squadron code (March 1944)
521st Naval Air Group 第五二一海軍航空隊 20 August 1943 10 July 1944 鵬 (Ōtori, August 1943)
21 (1944)
Another known as the Phoenix Corps (鵬部隊, Ōtori Butai).
522nd Naval Air Group 第五二二海軍航空隊 1 March 1944 10 July 1944 轟 (Todoroki, used in Japan homeland)
22 (outside of Japan homeland)
Another known as the Roar Corps (轟部隊, Todoroki Butai).
523rd Naval Air Group 第五二三海軍航空隊 5 November 1943 10 July 1944 鷹 (Taka, November 1943)
23 (1944)
Another known as the Hawk Corps (鷹部隊, Taka Butai).
524th Naval Air Group 第五二四海軍航空隊 15 March 1944 10 July 1944 曙 (Akebono, used in Japan homeland)
24 (outside of Japan homeland)
Another known as the Sunrise Corps (曙部隊, Akebono Butai).
531st Naval Air Group 第五三一海軍航空隊 1 July 1943 20 February 1944 31 Honorable death on 5 February 1944 during the Battle of Kwajalein in Ruot.
541st Naval Air Group 第五四一海軍航空隊 15 March 1944 10 July 1944 響 (Hibiki, used in Japan homeland)
41 (outside of Japan homeland)
Another known as the Echo Corps (響部隊, Hibiki Butai).
551st Naval Air Group 第五五一海軍航空隊 1 September 1943 10 July 1944 51
552nd Naval Air Group 第五五二海軍航空隊 1 December 1942 4 March 1944 W3 (December 1942)
Y3 (July 1943)
52 (1944)
553rd Naval Air Group 第五五三海軍航空隊 20 February 1944 1 October 1944 53
582nd Naval Air Group 第五八二海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 4 March 1944 Q (November 1942)
T3 (June 1943)
82 (1944)
601st Naval Air Group 第六〇一海軍航空隊 15 February 1944 postwar. 31x or 1x (February 1944)
601 (July 1944)
631st Naval Air Group 第六三一海軍航空隊 15 December 1944 postwar. K6
634th Naval Air Group 第六三四海軍航空隊 1 May 1944 postwar. 634 or squadron code
652nd Naval Air Group 第六五二海軍航空隊 15 February 1944 10 July 1944 32x or 2x
653rd Naval Air Group 第六五三海軍航空隊 15 February 1944 15 November 1944 33x or 3x (February 1944)
653 (July 1944)
squadron code (temporary)
701st Naval Air Group 第七〇一海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 15 March 1943 M
701st Naval Air Group (II) 第七〇一海軍航空隊 20 February 1944 postwar. R2 (February 1944)
01 or 701 (November 1944)
702nd Naval Air Group 第七〇二海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 11 December 1943 F (November 1942)
U2 (April 1943)
703rd Naval Air Group 第七〇三海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 15 March 1943 S (November 1942)
U3 (June 1943)
Misawa Naval Air Group 第七〇五海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 1 October 1944 H (November 1942)
T1 (June 1943)
705 (1944)
706th Naval Air Group 第七〇六海軍航空隊 5 March 1945 postwar. 706
Kisarazu Naval Air Group 第七〇七海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 1 December 1942 R Aircraft and airmen were moved to the 705th Naval Air Group on 1 December 1942.
721st Naval Air Group 第七二一海軍航空隊 1 October 1944 postwar. ヨF (YoF) or 721 (October 1944)
721 with squadron code (1945)
神 (Jin, fighter squadron only)
Another known as the Jinrai Corps (神雷部隊, Jinrai Butai).
722nd Naval Air Group 第七二二海軍航空隊 15 February 1945 postwar. 22 or 722
723rd Naval Air Group 第七二三海軍航空隊 10 June 1945 postwar.
724th Naval Air Group 第七二四海軍航空隊 1 July 1945 postwar.
725th Naval Air Group 第七二五海軍航空隊 1 July 1945 postwar.
732nd Naval Air Group 第七三二海軍航空隊 1 October 1943 10 July 1944 32
Kanoya Naval Air Group 第七五一海軍航空隊 1 October 1942 10 July 1944 K (October 1942)
Z2 (1943)
51 or 751 (1944)
752nd Naval Air Group 第七五二海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 postwar. Z (November 1942)
W2 (May 1943)
52 (1944)
752 (Summer 1944)
753rd Naval Air Group 第七五三海軍航空隊 1 October 1942 10 July 1944 T (October 1942)
X1 (July 1943)
53 (1944)
753 (July 1944)
755th Naval Air Group 第七五五海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 10 July 1944 G (November 1942)
Y1 (July 1943)
55 (1944)
761st Naval Air Group 第七六一海軍航空隊 1 June 1943 postwar. 龍 (Ryū, June 1943)
761 (1944)
Another known as the Dragon Corps (龍部隊, Ryū Butai).
762nd Naval Air Group 第七六二海軍航空隊 15 February 1944 postwar. 輝 (Kagayaki, used in Japan homeland)
62 or 762 (outside of Japan homeland)
762 with squadron code (Late 1944)
Another known as the Shine Corps (輝部隊, Kagayaki Butai).
763rd Naval Air Group 第七六三海軍航空隊 1 October 1944 postwar. 763
765th Naval Air Group 第七六五海軍航空隊 5 February 1945 postwar. 765
801st Naval Air Group 第八〇一海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 postwar. Y (November 1942)
U3 (May 1943)
801 (1944)
802nd Naval Air Group 第八〇二海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 1 April 1944 W (November 1942)
N1 (March 1943)
Y4 (Late 1943)
802 (1944)
Aircraft and airmen were moved to the 801st Naval Air Group on 1 April 1944.
Tōkō Naval Air Group 第八五一海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 20 September 1944 O (November 1942)
51 or 851 (Late 1943)
901st Naval Air Group 第九〇一海軍航空隊 18 December 1943 postwar. KEA
902nd Naval Air Group 第九〇二海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 1 August 1944 02 (November 1942)
902 (1943 ?)
903rd Naval Air Group 第九〇三海軍航空隊 15 December 1944 postwar. ヨG (YoG) or 903
931st Naval Air Group 第九三一海軍航空隊 1 February 1944 postwar. KEB
932nd Naval Air Group 第九三二海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 1 October 1944 32 Re-organized to the Tōin Naval Air Group on 1 October 1944.
933rd Naval Air Group 第九三三海軍航空隊 1 September 1944 1 January 1945 933 Incorporated to the 936th Naval Air Group on 1 January 1945.
934th Naval Air Group 第九三四海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 1 October 1944 934
936th Naval Air Group 第九三六海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 postwar. 936
938th Naval Air Group 第九三八海軍航空隊 15 April 1943 1 December 1944 38
Sasebo Naval Air Group 第九五一海軍航空隊 15 December 1944 postwar. サ951 (Sa951) or 951
952nd Naval Air Group 第九五二海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 1 March 1944 952
953rd Naval Air Group 第九五三海軍航空隊 1 June 1944 1 January 1945 953 Incorporated to the 901st Naval Air Group on 1 January 1945.
954th Naval Air Group 第九五四海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 1 January 1945 954 Incorporated to the 901st Naval Air Group on 1 January 1945.
955th Naval Air Group 第九五五海軍航空隊 1 August 1944 postwar. 955
956th Naval Air Group 第九五六海軍航空隊 1 November 1942 1 December 1942 56 Incorporated to the 582nd Naval Air Group on 1 December 1942.
958th Naval Air Group 第九五八海軍航空隊 1 December 1942 postwar. P3 (December 1942)
58 (Late 1943)
1st Airlift Group
1001st Naval Air Group
第一航空輸送隊
第一〇〇一海軍航空隊
1 May 1943
1 July 1943
postwar. ヨA (YoA, 1943)
01 (1944)
1021st Naval Air Group 第一〇二一海軍航空隊 1 January 1944 15 July 1945 鳩 (Hato) or 21 Another known as the Pigeon Corps (鳩部隊, Hato Butai).
Incorporated to the 1081st Naval Air Group on 15 July 1945.
1022nd Naval Air Group 第一〇二二海軍航空隊 10 July 1944 postwar. 虹 (Niji) or 22 Another known as the Rainbow Corps (虹部隊, Niji Butai).
1023rd Naval Air Group 第一〇二三海軍航空隊 1 October 1944 5 March 1945 23
1081st Naval Air Group 第一〇八一海軍航空隊 1 April 1944 postwar. ヨE (YoE) or 81

Regional name[]

Name Kanji Formed Dissolved Tail code Note, fate
Chōsen Naval Air Group 朝鮮海軍航空隊 10 June 1945 postwar.
Chūhi Naval Air Group 中菲海軍航空隊 15 November 1944 postwar.
Chūshi Naval Air Group 中支海軍航空隊 20 February 1945 postwar. 中 (Chū)
Gōhoku Naval Air Group 濠北海軍航空隊 10 July 1944 5 May 1945
Higashikarorin Naval Air Group 東カロリン海軍航空隊 10 July 1944 postwar. HK
Hitō Naval Air Group 菲島海軍航空隊 10 July 1944 15 November 1944 Divided the Hokuhi Naval Air Group, Chūhi Naval Air Group and Nanpi Naval Air Group on 15 November 1944.
Hokuhi Naval Air Group 北菲海軍航空隊 15 November 1944 postwar.
Hokutai Naval Air Group 北臺海軍航空隊 15 June 1945 postwar.
Hokutō Naval Air Group 北東海軍航空隊 1 October 1944 postwar. H
Inshi Naval Air Group 印支海軍航空隊 15 May 1945 postwar.
Kantō Naval Air Group 關東海軍航空隊 10 July 1944 postwar.
Kinki Naval Air Group 近畿海軍航空隊 15 July 1945 postwar.
Kyūshū Naval Air Group 九州海軍航空隊 10 July 1944 postwar.
Marai Naval Air Group 馬來海軍航空隊 1 October 1944 postwar.
Mariana Naval Air Group マリアナ海軍航空隊 10 July 1944 postwar. Honorable death on 10 August 1944 during the Battle of Guam.
Naikai Naval Air Group 内海海軍航空隊 10 May 1945 postwar.
Nanpi Naval Air Group 南菲海軍航空隊 15 November 1944 postwar.
Nanpōshotō Naval Air Group 南方諸島海軍航空隊 10 July 1944 30 April 1945 Honorable death on 17 March 1945 during the Battle of Iwo Jima.
Nanseishotō Naval Air Group 南西諸島海軍航空隊 10 July 1944 postwar.
Nantai Naval Air Group 南臺海軍航空隊 15 June 1945 postwar.
Nishikarorin Naval Air Group 西カロリン海軍航空隊 10 July 1944 postwar.
Ōu Naval Air Group 奧羽海軍航空隊 20 June 1945 postwar.
Saikai Naval Air Group 西海海軍航空隊 20 March 1945 postwar. S
San'in Naval Air Group 山陰海軍航空隊 5 May 1945 postwar.
Taiwan Naval Air Group 臺灣海軍航空隊 10 July 1944 15 June 1945 Divided the Hokutai Naval Air Group and Nantai Naval Air Group on 15 June 1945.
Tōin Naval Air Group 東印海軍航空隊 1 October 1944 postwar.
Tōkai Naval Air Group 東海海軍航空隊 20 June 1945 postwar.

Appendix[]

Carrier Aircraft Group[]

Until January 1944[]

  • Aircraft carrier
Name Kanji Tail code Note, fate
Akagi Aircraft Group 赤城飛行機隊 ハ (Ha, 26 June 1926)
V (Early in 1941–31 March 1941)
AI (1 April 1941–13 July 1942)
Akagi sunk on 6 June 1942.
Hiryū Aircraft Group 飛龍飛行機隊 ヘ (October 1939)
QII (15 November 1940)
VI (Early in 1941–31 March 1941)
BII (1 April 1941–13 July 1942)
Hiryū sunk on 6 June 1942.
Hiyō Aircraft Group 飛鷹飛行機隊 DI (25 August 1942–31 October 1942)
A2-1 (1 November 1942–Spring in 1943)
A2-2 or 2-2 (Spring in 1943–31 August 1943)
Aircraft and airmen were moved to the 26th Air Flotilla on 1 September 1943.
Hiyō Aircraft Group (II) 飛鷹飛行機隊 A2-2 (1 September 1943–14 February 1944) Aircraft and airmen were moved to 652nd Naval Air Group on 15 February 1944.
Hōshō Aircraft Group 鳳翔飛行機隊 A (January 1922–June 1926)
ロ (Ro, 26 June 1926–October 1936)
L (1937)
GII (15 November 1940)
CII (1 April 1941)
Dissolved on 20 June 1942.
Jun'yō Aircraft Group 隼鷹飛行機隊 DII (20 May 1942–31 October 1942)
A2-2 (1 November 1942–Spring in 1943)
A2-1 or 2-1 (Spring in 1943–31 August 1943)
Aircraft and airmen were moved to the 26th Air Flotilla on 1 September 1943.
Jun'yō Aircraft Group (II) 隼鷹飛行機隊 A2-1 (1 September 1943–14 February 1944) Aircraft and airmen were moved to the 652nd Naval Air Group on 15 February 1944.
Kaga Aircraft Group 加賀飛行機隊 ニ (Ni, 26 June 1926)
R (1937)
K (1937–1939)
P (15 November 1940)
VI (Early in 1941–31 March 1941)
AII (1 April 1941–13 July 1942)
Kaga sunk on 5 June 1942.
Kasuga Maru Aircraft Group
Taiyō Aircraft Group
春日丸飛行機隊
大鷹飛行機隊
DII (25 September 1941–31 March 1942)
CII (14 July 1942–31 October 1942)
A3-2 (1 November 1942–14 December 1943)
Taiyō moved to the General Escort Command on 15 December 1943.
Ryūhō Aircraft Group 龍鳳飛行機隊 A2-3 (13 June 1943–31 August 1943) Aircraft and airmen were moved to the 26th Air Flotilla on 1 September 1943.
Ryūhō Aircraft Group (II) 龍鳳飛行機隊 A2-3 (1 September 1943–14 February 1944) Aircraft and airmen were moved to the 652nd Naval Air Group on 15 February 1944.
Ryūjō Aircraft Group 龍驤飛行機隊 ホ (Ho, April 1933)
R (1937)
V (1938)
GI (15 November 1940)
D (1 April 1941–7 August 1941)
DI (8 August 1941–13 July 1942)
DIII (14 July 1942–August 1942)
Ryūjō sunk on 24 August 1942.
Shōhō Aircraft Group 祥鳳飛行機隊 シホ (Shiho, 10 February 1942)[4]
DII (1 April 1942–20 May 1942)
Shōhō sunk on 7 May 1942.
Shōkaku Aircraft Group 翔鶴飛行機隊 EI (25 September 1941–13 July 1942)
シカ (Shika, 10 February 1942)[4]
EII (14 July 1942–31 October 1942)
A1-2 (1 November 1942–14 February 1944)
Aircraft and airmen were moved to the 601st Naval Air Group on 15 February 1944.
Sōryū Aircraft Group 蒼龍飛行機隊 イ (I, September 1937)
W (1937–1939)
QI (15 November 1940)
VII (Early in 1941–31 March 1941)
BI (1 April 1941–13 July 1942)
Sōryū sunk on 5 June 1942.
Yawata Maru Aircraft Group
Un'yō Aircraft Group
八幡丸飛行機隊
雲鷹飛行機隊
CI (14 July 1942–31 October 1942)
A3-1 (1 November 1942–14 November 1943)
Un'yō moved to the General Escort Command on 15 December 1943.
Zuihō Aircraft Group 瑞鳳飛行機隊 CI (1 April 1941–19 June 1942)
スホ (Suho, 10 February 1942)[4]
EIII (20 June 1942–31 October 1942)
A1-3 (1 November 1942–14 February 1944)
Aircraft and airmen were moved to the 653rd Naval Air Group on 15 February 1944.
Zuikaku Aircraft Group 瑞鶴飛行機隊 EII (25 September 1941–13 July 1942)
スカ (Suka, 10 February 1942)[4]
EI (14 July 1942–31 October 1942)
A1-1 (1 November 1942–14 February 1944)
Aircraft and airmen were moved to the 601st Naval Air Group on 15 February 1944.
  • Seaplane tender
Name Kanji Tail code Note, fate
Wakamiya Aircraft Group 若宮飛行機隊 D (1922)
イ (I, 26 June 1926)
Dissolved in 1926.
Notoro Aircraft Group 能登呂飛行機隊 ト (To, 26 June 1926)
ノトロ (Notoro, ca. 1931)
13 (Summer in 1938)
ZI (15 November 1940)
Dissolved on 1 July 1941.
Kamoi Aircraft Group 神威飛行機隊 モ (Mo, 1933)
カモヰ (Kamoi, ca. 1936)
5 (August 1937)
Kamoi undertook conversion to a flying boat tender in 1939.
Chitose Aircraft Group 千歳飛行機隊 チセ (Chise, 1938)
FI (15 November 1940)
YI (1 April 1941)
Chitose undertook conversion to an aircraft carrier on 26 January 1943.
Chiyoda Aircraft Group 千代田飛行機隊 チタ (Chita, 1938)
5 (1939)
Z (February–November 1939)
V1 (14 July 1942)
Chiyoda undertook conversion to an aircraft carrier on 16 January 1943.
Mizuho Aircraft Group 瑞穂飛行機隊 ミホ (Miho, February 1939)
2 1 (1939)
FII (15 November 1940)
YII (1 April 1941)
Mizuho had been sunk on 2 May 1942.
Nisshin Aircraft Group 日進飛行機隊 V2 (14 July 1942) Nisshin sunk on 22 July 1943.
Kinugasa Maru Aircraft Group 衣笠丸飛行機隊 15 (27 September 1937) Dissolved on 28 April 1938.
Kagu Maru Aircraft Group 香久丸飛行機隊 ? (25 August 1937–14 October 1938) Dissolved on 15 October 1938.
Kamikawa Maru Aircraft Group 神川丸飛行機隊 ZII (15 November 1940)
ZI (September 1941)
Z (May 1942)
YII (14 July 1942)
L-1 (1943)
Incorporated to the 958th Naval Air Group on 15 April 1943.
Kiyokawa Maru Aircraft Group 聖川丸飛行機隊 R (1941)
RI (14 July 1942–November 1942)
Renamed 958th Naval Air Group on 1 December 1942.
Kimikawa Maru Aircraft Group 君川丸飛行機隊 X (December 1941)
C21 (1943)
Dissolved on 1 October 1943.
Kunikawa Maru Aircraft Group 國川丸飛行機隊 YII (November 1942)
L-2 (January 1943)
Incorporated to the 958th Naval Air Group on 15 April 1943.
Sagara Maru Aircraft Group 相良丸飛行機隊 O (1941–March 1942)
UVI (July 1942)
Dissolved on 31 October 1942.
Sanuki Maru Aircraft Group 讃岐丸飛行機隊 IIB (15 November 1940–February 1942)
Q (14 July 1942–November 1942)
Dissolved on 1 December 1942.
San'yō Maru Aircraft Group 山陽丸飛行機隊 ZII (September 1941)
W (February 1942)
P (14 July 1942)
Dissolved on 1 October 1943.
Noshirogawa Maru Aircraft Group 能代川丸飛行機隊 ? (1 July 1941–31 August 1941) Dissolved on 1 September 1941.

And after February 1944[]

Naval Air Group Naval vessel Tail code
601st Naval Air Group
(for 1st Carrier Division)
Aircraft carrier Taihō 311 or 11 (7 March 1944–14 August 1944)
Aircraft carrier Zuikaku 312 or 12 (15 February 1944–14 August 1944)
Aircraft carrier Shōkaku 313 or 13 (15 February 1944–14 August 1944)
Aircraft carrier Unryū
Aircraft carrier Amagi
601 (15 August 1944;10 February 1945)
634th Naval Air Group
(for 4th Carrier Division)
Battleship Hyūga
Battleship Ise
Aircraft carrier Jun'yō
Aircraft carrier Ryūhō
634 (1 May 1944–14 November 1944)
squadron code (August 1944, temporary)
652nd Naval Air Group
(for 2nd Carrier Division)
Aircraft carrier Jun'yō 321 or 21 (15 February 1944–10 July 1944)
Aircraft carrier Hiyō 322 or 22 (15 February 1944–10 July 1944)
Aircraft carrier Ryūhō 323 or 23 (15 February 1944–10 July 1944)
653rd Naval Air Group
(for 3rd Carrier Division)
Aircraft carrier Chitose 331 or 31 (15 February 1944–14 August 1944)
653 3 (15 August 1944–15 November 1944)
Aircraft carrier Chiyoda 332 or 32 (15 February 1944–14 August 1944)
653 4 (15 August 1944–15 November 1944)
Aircraft carrier Zuihō 333 or 33 (15 February 1944–14 August 1944)
653 2 (15 August 1944–15 November 1944)
Aircraft carrier Zuikaku 653 1 (15 August 1944–15 November 1944)
931st Naval Air Group
(for General Escort Command)
Aircraft carrier Taiyō
Aircraft carrier Un'yō
Aircraft carrier Kaiyō
Aircraft carrier Shin'yō
KEB (1 February 1944)

See also[]

Notes[]

  1. Wrote what it can be confirmed by official documents or photos. If it is Kanji or Katakana, add italics for read. If it had been used for all periods, do not write down the years and month.
  2. Imperial Japanese Navy has been revived the old name for some Naval Air Groups. And, there is no relation between the predecessor and the second generation. This article add (II) for them.
  3. One digit numbered name and two-digits numbered name does not have 海軍 (Kaigun, Naval) in their names.
  1. 13 June 1944, Notice No. Military-50 Amendment 1936, Notice No. Military-45., Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of the Navy.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 3 March 1945, Notice No. Military-5 Amendment 1936, Notice No. Military-45., Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of the Navy. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "3Mar1945" defined multiple times with different content
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 11 February 1945, Notice No. 127 Naval Air group organizations amendment., Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of the Navy.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 16 February 1942, Notice No. Military-12 Amendment 1936, Notice No. Military-45., Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of the Navy. (These are legal tail codes. However, they were not used.)

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      • No. 18, Nakajima Type 97 Carrier Torpedo Bomber B5N, 1979.
      • No. 19, Kawanishi Type 2 Flying boat H8K, 1979.
      • No. 20, Mitsubishi Type 0 Obseravation Seaplane F1M (Pete), 1980.
      • No. 24, Kawanishi Type 2 Flying boat (H8K2) 426, 1980.
      • No. 27, Naval Aero-Technical Arsenal Carrier Dive Bomber "Suisei comet D4Y", 1981.
      • No. 28, Mitsubishi Type 96 Carrier Fighter (A5M), 1981.
      • No. 30, Nakajima carrier torpedo bomber "Tenzan" B6N, 1981.
      • No. 31, Douglas DC-3 / L2D Type Zero Navy Transport, 1981.
      • No. 34, Aichi Navy Type 99 Carrier Dive-Bomber (D3A), 1982.
      • No. 36, Kawanishi Navy Type 94 Reconnaissance Seaplane (E7K), 1982.
      • No. 46, Naval Aero-Technical Arsenal Bomber "Ginga" P1Y / Mitsubishi Type 1 Attack Bomber G4M (Betty), 1984.
  • Model Art, Model Art Co. Ltd., Tōkyō, Japan.
    • No. 242, Special issue Zero Fighter, 1984.
    • No. 272, Special issue Camouflage & Markings of Imperial Japanese Navy Fighters in W.W.II, 1986.
    • No. 304, Special issue Kawanishi N1K1/N1K2-J, 1987.
    • No. 378, Special issue Pearl Harbor, 1991.
    • No. 406, Special issue Camouflage & Markings of Imperial Japanese Navy Bombers in W.W.II, 1993.
    • No. 431, 1994.
    • No. 439, Special issue Heroes of the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force in 1937–1945, 1994.
    • No. 458, Special issue Imperial Japanese Navy Air Force Suicide Attack Unit "Kamikaze", 1995.
    • No. 470, Special issue I.J.N. Interceptor Fighter Raiden (J2M series), 1996.
    • No. 500, 1997.
    • No. 510, Special issue Camouflage & Markings of the I.J.N. Fighters, 1998.
    • No. 525, Special issue Shūsui and Jet aircraft / Rocket aircraft of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy, 1998.
    • No. 532, 1999.
    • No. 541, Special issue Type 2 Flying Boat and Imperial Japanese Navy Flying Boats, 1999.
    • No. 553, Special issue I.J.N. Carrier Attack Bomber, 2000.
    • No. 565, Special issue Imperial Japanese Navy Seaplanes, 2000.
    • No. 573, Special issue Pearl Harbor (New Edition), 2000.
    • No. 587, Special issue Imperial Japanese Navy Fighter N1K1 Kyōfū, N1K1-J Shiden, N1K2-J Shidenkai, 2001.
    • No. 595, Special issue Night fighters of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy, 2001.
    • No. 640, 2003.
    • No. 666, 2004.
    • No. 831, Special issue Model Art Profile No. 11, "Raiden of Imperial Japanese Navy (Mitsubishi J2M)", 2011.
    • No. 847, Special issue Model Art Profile No. 12, "A6M of IJN (Part 1)", 2012.
    • No. 857, Special issue Model Art Profile No. 13, "A6M of IJN (Part 2)", 2012.
  • Rekishi Gunzō, History of Pacific War, Gakken, Tōkyō, Japan.
  • Ships of the world, Kaijinsha Co., Ltd., Tōkyō, Japan.
    • No. 481, Special issue Vol. 40, History of Japanese aircraft carriers, 1994.
    • No. 736, Special issue Vol. 95, History of Japanese aircraft carriers, 2011.
  • Koei, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
  • Japan Center for Asian Historical Records (http://www.jacar.go.jp/english/index.html), National Archives of Japan, Tokyo, Japan.
    • Reference Code: C12070201700, Administrative Order, January–March 1944, Naval Minister's Secretariat/Ministry of the Navy, 1944.
    • Reference Code: C12070204300, Administrative Order, March 1945, Naval Minister's Secretariat/Ministry of the Navy, 1945.
    • And other each volumes. (a lot of notice of the Imperial Japanese Navy.)

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