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Kasuya Tomekichi (1891-1972)

Kasuya was commander of 2 Field Transport Command, a service formation for 15 Army based in Meiktila, in June 1943. When the British crossed the Irrawady and broke through Japanese lines in late February 1945, he assumed command of a scratch force to defend the town. He was promised substantial reinforcements, but only a single regiment, the 168, ever arrived. He planned to fight to the death, but later rescinded the order and evacuated his survivors towards the Shan States on the Burma-Thailand border.

Service record

1891-6-10

Born
1939-8-1     

9 Division
1940-2-9

Commander, 9 Transport Regiment
1943-6-15     
Major general     
Commander, 2 Field Transport Command
1972-5-14

Dies


References

Ammentorp (accessed 2017-1-14)

Fuller (1992)


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