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Hongo Yoshio (1892-1962)

Hongo commanded 62 Division in Shansi province, China, from its activation in June 1943. His unit may have briefly participated in Ichi-go before returning to Shansi. It was then transferred to Okinawa in September 1944. He was transferred to command of 44 Army in Manchuria in March 1945, where his force was surrounded by the Russians at Taoan during their Manchurian offensive. He is thought to have surrendered at the time of the general Japanese surrender.

Service record

1892     

Born
1935
Colonel     
Commander, 12 Regiment
1936

1 Division
1937

Army Aviation Corps
1937

Instructor, Hamamatsu Army Aviation School
1938
Major general Director, Hamamatsu Army Aviation School
1938

Commander, 4 Air Group
1939

Chief of staff, 12 Army
1940-12-2

Commandant, Kumatani Army Aviation School
1943-6
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 62 Division
1945-3

Commander, 44 Army
1945-8     

Prisoner of war, Russia
1950

Released
1962

Dies


References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-3-19)

Pettibone (2007)



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