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Amamiya Tatsumi (1892-1945)

Amamiya commanded 24 Division in Manchuria from February 1944 to July 1944, when he and his division were transferred to Okinawa. Originally deployed to the southeast coast of the island, where the Japanese mistakenly expected the Americans to land, the division was redeployed to the critical Shuri Castle area where its strength was squandered in the futile counterattack of 4 May 1945. Amamiya's exact fate is uncertain but he certainly did not survive the Okinawa campaign.

Service record

1892     

Born
1937

War Ministry
1937

Chief, Planning Section, Information Bureau, Imperial General Headquarters
1938

Chief, 2 Section, North China Area Army
1939

War Ministry
1941

Head, Tientsin Special Agency
1943
Major general     
Commander, 9 Independent Mixed Brigade
1944-2     
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 24 Division
1945

Killed in action

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2007-12-27)

Pettibone (2007)



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