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Military-related Deaths of Japanese Baseball Players

Rank Name Baseball Experience Pos Service Cause of Death Location Date
  Seizaburo Amakawa Japan Pro - Nankai P Unknown Killed in Action Leyte, Philippines Oct 1944
  Tsutomu Aoki Japan Pro - Hankyu Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
  Kenichi Aoshiba Japan Pro - Kyojin P Unknown Illness Korea Nov 1, 1945
  Masakimi Araki Japan Pro - Hankyu P Unknown Illness Soviet-Manchuria border Unknown
  Yukio Eguchi Japan Pro - Hankyu 2B Unknown Died from Wounds Unknown Unknown
  Chujiro Endo Japan Pro - Senators P/1B Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
  Isamu Fukushi Japan Pro - Asahi P Unknown Killed in Action Luzon, Philippines 1944
  Goro Fushimi Japan Pro - Eagles C Unknown Killed in Action Marianas 1945
  Tadashi Goto Japan Pro - Nagoya 1B Unknown Unknown Manchuria Unknown
  Ichiro Hara Japan Pro - Lion C Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Yasuo Hayashi Japan Pro - Asahi P Unknown Killed in Action Unknown 1944
  Eiji Hirabayashi Japan Pro - Hanshin 2B Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Shuichi Hirose Japan Pro - Kyojin P Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Hisayuki Ikeda Japan Pro - Hankyu C Unknown Killed in Action Unknown 1944
  Yutaka Ishii Japan Pro - Taiyo 1B Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
Ensign Shinichi Ishimaru Japan Pro - Nagoya P Kamikaze Killed in Action nr. Okinawa May 11, 1945
  Kentaro Ito Japan Pro - Kyojin OF/1B Unknown Killed in Action Guam Jul 26, 1944
  Jinkichi Itoh Japan Pro - Hankyu 2B/3B Unknown Killed in Action Guam Unknown
  Masaru Kageura Japan Pro - Hanshin OF/P Unknown Killed in Action Philippines May 20, 1945
  Daichi Kaino Japan Pro - Nagoya 2B Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Nobuo Kato Japan Pro - Tigers 2B Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Tokuhisa "Norihisa" Kawamura Japan Pro - Hankyu 3B Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Noboru Kitahara Japan Pro - Nankai 2B Unknown Illness Unknown 1945
  Kazuo Kito Japan Pro - Nankai OF Unknown Killed in Action Marianas 1944
  Shoichi "Matsuichi" Kunihisa Japan Pro - Nankai 2B Unknown Killed in Action Burma 1945
  Nobuo Kura Japan Pro - Kyojin C Unknown Killed in Action Okinawa 1945
  Hajime Kuwashima Japan Pro - Hankyu 3B Unknown Unknown India 1944
  Kiyoshi Maeda Japan Pro - Nagoya OF Unknown Killed in Action China 1938
  Masayoshi Maekawa Japan Pro - Hanshin IF Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Satoshi Masuda Japan Pro - Nankai 2B Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Riichi Matsumoto Japan Pro - Hankyu 1B Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
  Shigeji Matsushita Japan Pro - Hanshin OF Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Hachiro Miwa Japan Pro - Hanshin P Unknown Killed in Action China Aug 17, 1944
  Yoshikichi "Bikichi" Miyaguchi Japan Pro - Nankai P/1B Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Kunigoro Mori Japan Pro - Hanshin OF Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Minoru Morita Japan Pro - Taiyo OF Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Shigeo Murakami Japan Pro - Asahi OF Unknown Killed in Action Leyte, Philippines Jul 3, 1945
  Chotaro Muramatsu Japan Pro - Taiyo OF/P Unknown Plane Crash Guam Jun 20, 1944
  Yukio Muramatsu Japan Pro - Nagoya P Unknown Killed in Action Guam Jul 25, 1944
  Ichizo Murase Japan Pro - Hanshin SS Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Takeo Nagai Japan Pro - Kyojin P/Mgr Japanese Army Killed in Action China Apr 1938
  Miyoshi Nakagawa Japan Pro - Kurowashi 1B/P Unknown Killed in Action off Luzon, Philippines Jul 12, 1944
  Masao Nakamoto Japan Pro - Kinki Nippon P Unknown Unknown Unknown 1945
  Saburo Nakamura Japan Pro - Nagoya IF Unknown Killed in Action China Unknown
  Masami Nakamura Japan Pro - Kyojin 3B Unknown Killed in Action China Jan 29, 1945
  Hisashi Nakao Japan Pro - Senators OF Japanese Army Killed in Action China 1937
  Yonekichi Naya Japan Pro - Nankai OF Unknown Killed in Action Bataan, Philippines Apr 3, 1944
  Yukio Nishimura Japan Pro - Tigers P Unknown Unknown Philippines Apr 3, 1945
  Noboru Noguchi Japan Pro - Hanshin SS Japanese Army Killed in Action Philippines 1945
  Toshiyasu Ogawa Japan Pro - Tigers C Unknown Unknown China Unknown
  Toshio Ohara Japan Pro - Hankyu C Unknown Illness China Unknown
  Kenichi Ohta Japan Pro - Kurowashi OF Unknown Killed in Action Burma Jul 20, 1944
  Fukuyoshi Okada Japan Pro - Yamato 2B Unknown Killed in Action New Guinea Dec 21, 1944
  Muneyoshi Okada Japan Pro - Hanshin SS Unknown Illness Unknown 1942
  Hiroshi Onodera Japan Pro - Kurowashi P Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Yoshizou Oribe Japan Pro - Taiyo OF Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Adelano Rivera Japan Pro - Kyojin OF Philippine Army Killed in Action Philippines Feb 10, 1945
  Masao Santa Japan Pro - Kyojin OF Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Eiji Sawamura Japan Pro - Kyojin P Japanese Army Killed in Action Taiwan Straits Dec 2, 1944
  Yoshifumi Shimamoto Japan Pro - Hankyu C Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
  Uzaburo Shintomi Japan Pro - Hankyu 1B Unknown Killed in Action Burma Aug 1945
  Kazuji Shiraki Japan Pro - Nagoya OF Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Toyoo Sugiyama Japan Pro - Yamato 1B Unknown Killed in Action Philippines Jun 1945
  Takeo Tabe Japan Pro - Dai Nippon 2B Unknown Unknown Unknown Jun 1945
  Momosuke Takano Japan Pro - Nankai OF Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Kazutaka Terauchi Japan Pro - Yamato OF Unknown Killed in Action Rabaul, New Guinea Unknown
  Genbei Tsuji Japan Pro - Hanshin OF Unknown Killed in Action Unknown 1945
  Tadashi Ueda Japan Pro - Hanshin OF Japanese Army Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Shizuka Watanabe Japan Pro - Asahi OF Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
  Susumu Yagi Japan Pro - Kinki Nippon C Unknown Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Masaki Yoshihara Japan Pro - Kyojin C Japanese Army Illness Burma Oct 10, 1944
  Saburo Kato Meiji University Unknown Kamikaze Killed in Action Pacific Apr 6, 1945
  Kiyoshi Kondo Waseda University C Kamikaze Killed in Action Okinawa Apr 28, 1945
  Eizo Matsui Waseda University P/OF Japanese Army Killed in Action China May 28, 1943
  Haruo Nagara Keio University Unknown Unknown Killed in Action Okinawa May 25, 1945
  Toshiyuki Nagatani Waseda University Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
  Kinsuke Ono Waseda University C Unknown Unknown Taiwan Mar 10, 1945
  Hajime Sakurauchi Waseda University Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
  Seiichi Shima Meiji University P Japanese Army Killed in Action off coast of Indochina Mar 29, 1945
  Shigeharu Tsuboi Waseda University Unknown Kamikaze Killed in Action Unknown Unknown
  Kazuyuki Yoshie Waseda University Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
W/O Sadamu Uyeda Japanese High School Unknown Japanese Navy Missing in Action Hawaii Dec 7, 1941

 


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