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Huang Chi-hsiang (1898-1970)


Photograph of Huang Chi-hsiang

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Huang Chi-hsiang (Huang Qixiang) commanded 11 Army Group prior to the Pacific War, and held various deputy commander positions during the Pacific War. His character as a general may be judged from an eyewitness report of a subordinate in 1944 (Hastings 2007):

We go the order to retreat. A mass of men, horses, carts, was streaming back. It was a shambles. I suddenly saw Huang Qixiang, our general, hurrying past us on a horse, wearing pajamas and only one boot. It seemed so shockingly undignified. If generals were running away, why should ordinary soldiers stay and fight?

Service record

1898     

Born
1926
Colonel
Commander, 36 Regiment, 12 Division, 4 Army
1927
Major general     
Commander, 12 Division, 4 Army
1927

Deputy commander, 4 Army
1927

Commander, 4 Army
1928

Student in Germany
1931

Acting head, Temporary Action Committee, Kuomintang
1932

Commander, Volunteer Unit, Battle of Wusong-Shanghai
1933

Military Commission, Fukien People's Government
1934

Exiled in Germany
1937

Deputy commander, 9 Army Group
1938

Deputy chief, Political Department, Military Commission
1939
General
Commander, 11 Army Group
1941

Deputy commander, 6 War Area
1943
     
Deputy commander, Expeditionary Army
1945

Commander, Eastern Section, Ledo-Kunming Road Garrison Command
1946

Relieved
1947

Head, Chinese Military Mission, Germany
1949

Defects to Chinese Communists
1957

Branded as right-winger
1970

Dies
1980

Rehabilitated

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2011-10-20)

Hastings (2007)



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