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Ho Chu-kuo (1897-1985)

Ho (He Zhuguo) commanded 15 Army Group in central China during most of the Pacific War, participating in the second battle of Changsha and the defence against the Japanese To-go offensive. He may have been the English-speaking aide of Hsueh Yueh mentioned by Dorn (1974.)  His 2 Cavalry Army had fought against the Japanese in north China from the earliest days of the China Incident. He had supported Chang Hsueh-liang during the Sian Incident, when Chiang Kai-shek was forced to establish a nominal truce with the Chinese Communists in order to fight the Japanese, and seems to have continued to mediate between the Communists and the Kuomintang. A graduate of the Paoting Military Academy, he had also trained in cavalry tactics in Japan, and seems to have been one of the more capable generals to lead Kuominang forces.

Service recor

1897     

Born in Kwangsi province
1925
Colonel
Commander, 127 Regiment, Northeastern Army
1926

Commander, 45 Regiment, Northeastern Army
1927

Acting commander, 45 Brigade, Northeastern Army
1927
Brigadier general
Commander, 45 Brigade, Northeastern Army
1927

Commander, Kaifeng Garrison
1927
Major general
Commander, 23 Provisional Division, 29 Army, Northeastern Army
1928

Commander, 3 Brigade, Northeastern Army
1931

Commander, 9 Independent Brigade
1932

Commander, Linyong Garrison
1933
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 57 Army
1934

Lishan Military Officers Training Corps
1935

Commander, Cavalry Army Corps
1936

Chief of staff, Northwestern Military Committee
1937

Deputy commander, Sian Field Headquarters
1937

Commander, 2 Cavalry Army
1940

Commander, 2 Army
1941

Commander, 15 Army Group
1945

Commander, Linquan Command Headquarters
1945

Chief of staff, Northeastern Field Headquarters
1945

On leave for illness
1948

Retires
1985

Dies

References

Dorn (1974)

Generals.dk (accessed 2010-11-22)

Schram (1992; accessed 2010-11-22)



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