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Iwanaka Yoshiharu (1892-1947)

Iwanaka commanded 2 Armored Division under 14 Army on Luzon in September 1944. His units suffered badly from air attack before they could engage MacArthur's landing force at Lingayen Gulf, but enough of his tanks survived to produce one of the few tank on tank engagements in the war.

Service record

1892     

Born
1940
Colonel
Commander, 1 Tank Group
1941

Commandant, Chiba Tank School
1943-3-11     

Head, Armored Warfare Department, Ministry of War
1944-9
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 2 Armored Division

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2007-11-8)

Madej (1981)

Pettibone (2007)


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