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Hirata Masachika

Hirata was part of a liason team in China when war broke out. Promoted to lieutenant general, he took command of 22 Division in January 1944 at Canton and participated in To-go. He division deployed to the Indochina border and he was actually under command of 18 Army when the war ended.

Service record

1936     
Colonel     
Military attache to the United States
1938

Army General Staff
1938

Commander, 2 Formosa Regiment
1939

Director, Narashino Chemical Warfare School
1939-9-30     
Major general      Vice chief of staff, North China Area Army
1941

Director, Noncommissioned Officer's School
1941

Commander, 61 Independent Infantry Group
1942

Eastern District Army
1943
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 51 Depot Division
1944-1

Commander, 22 Division

 

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-3-14)

Pettibone (2007)



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