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Iwasa Shun (1888-1969)

Iwasa commanded the infantry group of 6 Division during the Bougainville campaign. He led the Japanese attempt to take control of the junction of the Numa Numa and East-West Trails, which was ultimately unsuccessful.

Service record

1888     

Born
1938
Colonel     
Commander, 61 Regiment
1940

9 Division
1941

Commander, 3 Independent Garrison Unit
1942

8 Area Army
1943
Major general     
Commander, 65 Brigade
1943-12     

Commander, Infantry Group, 6 Division

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2013-9-5)

Pettibone (2007)


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