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Akashiba Yaezo (1892-1977)

Akashiba Yaezo was Director of the Japanese Military Academy at the start of the Pacific War.  He was promoted to lieutenant general and commander of 25 Division in October 1942, and commanded Imperial Guards Division from October 1943 and 53 Army from April 1945. As commander of 53 Army, he was responsible for defending Sagami Bay in the event of an invasion of the Japanese home islands.

Service record

1892     

Born
1935

Personnel Bureau, Ministry of War
1936

Military Academy
1937
Colonel     
Commander, 10 Regiment
1938

Commandant of Cadets, Military Academy
1939

Director, Military Academy
1942-10     
Lieutenant general      
Commander, 25 Division
1943-10

Commander, Imperial Guards Division
1945-4-8     

Commander, 53 Army
1945

Retires
1977

Dies


References

Generals.dk (accessed 2007-12-24)

Hayashi and Cox (1959)

Pettibone (2007)

Reports of General MacArthur 2:2 (accessed 2007-3-28)


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