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Kaya Tsunenori (1900-1978)


Photograph of Prince Kaya Tsunenori

National Diet Library Archives

Via Wikipedia Commons


Prince Kaya was the nephew of Prince Higashikuni and a cousin of the Empress. He held staff positions early the war and was given command of 43 Division in 1943. Together with his uncle and Prince Konoye, he sought the ouster of Tojo from power starting in April 1944, an effort that came to fruition following the Saipan disaster.

Service record

1900     

Born
1935
Colonel     
Commander, 10 Cavalry Regiment
1936

Commander, 16 Cavalry Regiment
1937

Instructor, War College
1938

Staff, Central China Expeditionary Army
1939

General Staff
1939

Imperial General Headquarters
1940-12
Major general     
Commander, 2 Cavalry Brigade
1941

Commander, Imperial Guards Mixed Brigade
1942

Commandant, Toyama Army Infantry School
1943
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 3 Depot Division
1943

Commander, 43 Division
1944-4

Commander, 3 Imperial Guards Division
1944

Army Aeronautical Department, Ministry of War
1945-3-9

Commandant, War College
1945

Supreme War Council
1945

Retires
1978

Dies


References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-6-21)

Madej (1981)

Pettibone (2007)


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