Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN)
Desdiv 4 Desron 10, 3rd Fleet
Capt. Kaju Sugiura – Division and Overall commander for this operation
DD Hagikaze* (F) Lt. Commander Masashiro Makoshi
DD Arashi* Commander Koushichi Sugioka
Desdiv 24, Desron 2, 2nd Fleet
DD Kawakaze* Lt. Commander Yoshio Yanase
Desdiv 27, Desron 2, 2nd Fleet
Capt. Tamechi Hara
DD Shigure (F) Lt. Commander Kimio Yamagami
United States Navy
Task Group 31.2
Commander Frederick Moosbrugger
DD-384 Dunlap (F)
DD-407 Sterett Commander Rodger Simpson
1. ‘The Battle History of the Imperial Japanese Navy (1941-1945)’ by P. Dull.
2. ‘Chronology of the War at Sea 1939-1945’ by J. Rohwer & G. Hummelchen.
3. ‘Nihon Kaigun’ website at http://www.skypoint.com/~jbp/kaigun.htm
see Allyn Nevitt’s ‘Long Lancer’s’ section.
4. ‘The Two-Ocean War’ by S. E. Morrison
5. ‘Japanese Destroyer Captain’ by T. Hara