Tokuda, Kin'ichi (1885 - 1913)

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Occupation, Status Military Officer
Birthplace(modern name) Yamaguchi
Date of Birth and Death Mar. 25, 1885 - Mar. 28, 1913

Description

Military officer, the first victim of an aircraft crash in Japan. Born in Yamaguchi. In 1907, he graduated from the Military Academy, and in 1912 was selected as a trainee aircraft pilot. In 1913, while he was flying a Bleriot type aircraft from Aoyama Drill Ground, the aircraft crashed to the east of the Tokorozawa Airfield because a sudden gust of wind snapped the right wing brace. He died with first lieutenant Suzutaro Kimura who was also on board.

Photo no.1

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Source:Kindai Meishi no Omokage vol.1
Call no.:419-34
Monochrome, 8.1×11.1 cm