Kaneyoshi Muto
Historical Figure
Nationality: Japan
Date of Birth: 1916
Date of Death: 1945
Cause of Death: Shot down in combat
Occupation: Fighter pilot
Spouse: Kiyoki
Military Branch: Imperial Japanese Navy
(World War II)
Fictional Appearances:
Days of Infamy
POD: March, 1941;
Relevant POD: December 7, 1941
Appearance(s): Days of Infamy
Type of Appearance: Direct
Military Branch: IJN (WWII)

Kaneyoshi "Kinsuke" Muto (武藤 金義 Mutō Kaneyoshi, June 1916 – 24 July 1945) was an Imperial Japanese Navy aviator and flying ace, known for his great skill in fighter aircraft. Fellow ace Saburō Sakai called him "a genius in the air."

Kaneyoshi Muto in Days of Infamy[]

Kinsuke Muto flew alongside Mitsuo Fuchida in the Spring 1942 raid on San Francisco.[1]

When Fuchida sang the praises of Muto's bravery in the raid, Saburo Shindo, who had not met Muto, thought Muto an optimistic fool.[2]


  1. Days of Infamy, pgs. 338-344.
  2. Ibid., pg. 360.