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Higushi Keishichiro

Higushi commanded 156 Division, one of the divisions hastily raised in the final months of the war. He took the view that fighting the U.S. Army amounted to fighting the M4 Sherman tank, and so instructed his division in anticipation of the American invasion of Kyushu. Unfortunately, his division had only a very small number of the 47mm antitank guns that had proven effective against the Sherman on Okinawa, and even this gun was of little use against the M26 Pershing tank.

Service record

1937     
Colonel      
Instructor, War College
1939

Chief of staff, 43 Division
1941

Vice chief of staff, Southern China Area Army
1941

Vice chief of staff, 23 Army
1942

Chief of staff, Taiwan Army District
1943

Commandant, Kurume 1 Army Reserve Officers' Cadet School
1945
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 156 Division

References

Frank (1999)
Generals.dk (accessed 2008-12-13)


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