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Fujii Yoji (1887-1945)

Fujii Yoji commanded Central District Army at the start of the war.  He was given command of 59 Army in 1945 and was killed in the nuclear attack on Hiroshima. His charred body was identified from the remains of his sword.

Service record

1887     

Born
1930
Colonel     
1 Division
1932

Commander, 37 Regiment
1933

16 Division
1934

16 Depot Division
1935
Major general     
Commander, 19 Brigade
1937

Imperial Guards Division
1938

Commander, 1 Depot Division
1939
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 38 Division
1941

Commander, Central District Army
1942

Reserve
1942

Retires
1945

Recalled
1945

Commander, Hiroshima Divisional District
1945-6-20     

Commander, 59 Army
1945-8-6     

Killed in action

References

Frank (1999)
Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-2-27)

Pettibone (2007)


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