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Iinuma Mamoru (1888-1978)


Photograph of Iinuma Mamoru

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Iinuma was chief of staff of Shanghai Expeditionary Army during the Rape of Nanking, and his diary has been cited by both historians and Japanese ultranationalists in the debate over the scope of the atrocity. He commanded 110 Division in northern China when war broke out in the Pacific, but retired in mid-1942. He was recalled to active duty in 1945 for the final defense of the home islands of Japan.

Service record

1888-11-25     

Born
1930-8
Lieutenant colonel      
1 Division
1932-8-8

Instructor, Toyama Army Infantry School
1933-5-8

Instructor, War College
1933-8-1
Colonel

1934-8-1

Commander, 2 Imperial Guards Regiment
1936-8-1

Commandant of Cadets, Military Academy
1937-8-2
Major general
Head, Military Preparatory Course
1937-8-15

Chief of staff, Shanghai Expeditionary Army, China
1938-3-14

Head, Military Preparatory Course
1938-11-9

Head, Personnel Bureau, Ministry of War
1939-10-2
Lieutenant general      Eastern District Army
1939-12-1

Commander, 110 Division
1942-8-31

Retires
1945-2-20

Recalled to active duty; Commander, 96 Division
1945-10

Retires
1978-3-21

Dies

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2014-6-7)



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