TOKUDA Kinichi

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


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.


TOKUDA Kinichi

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