Kazuo Sakamaki

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Kazuo Sakamaki
Sakamaki in US custody
Born(1918-11-08)November 8, 1918
Awa, Tokushima, Japan
DiedNovember 29, 1999(1999-11-29) (aged 81)
Toyota, Aichi, Japan
Allegiance Empire of Japan
Service/branch Imperial Japanese Navy
Years of service1940–1941
Commands heldHA-19 midget submarine
Battles/warsWorld War II

Kazuo Sakamaki (酒巻和男, Sakamaki Kazuo, November 8, 1918 – November 29, 1999) was a Japanese naval officer who became the first Japanese prisoner of war of World War II captured by US forces.