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Kita Seiichi (1886-1952)

Kita Seiichi was commissioned as an infantry officer in 1907 and was a military observer in China (1927) and England (1928).  He participated in the Shanghai campaign in 1932 and served in staff positions through most of the Pacific War.  He was given command of 1 Area Army at Mutanchiang in Manchuria in September 1944, was captured by the Russians, and was never repatriated.  He is thought to have died in a prison camp in 1952.

Service record

1886     

Born
1907
Second lieutenant       

1927

Military observer, China
1928

Military observer, England
1931
Colonel
Commander, 37 Regiment
1932

Chief of intelligence, Shanghai Expeditionary Force
1932

Chief, Intelligence Section, Kwantung Army
1934

Chief, 5 Section (Asian Intelligence), 2 Bureau, General Staff
1936

Military attache, China
1937

Head, Tientsin Special Agency
1937

Head, Special Agency, North China Area Army
1939

Head, North China Coordination Bureau, Asia Development Board
1940
Lieutenant general
Commander, 14 Division
1941-10-15     

Commander, 6 Army
1943-3-1

Commander, 12 Army, China
1944

General Staff
1944-9-26     

Commander, 1 Area Army, Manchuria
1945

Prisoner of war, Russia
1952

Dies?

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-4-24)

Wendel (2005-7-4; accessed 2012-5-21)



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