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Kitano Kenzo (1889-1960)

Kitano Kenzo had served in Korea and Manchuria and was a former head of the Kempeitai in China.  He commanded 4 Division at Shanghai at the start of the war.

4 Division was transferred to 14 Army in the Philippines in February 1942, where it carried out the assault on Corregidor in May 1942.

In July 1942 Kitano was transferred to Manchuria for training duties. He returned to field command as commander of 19 Army under 2 Area Army in Amboina in October 1943. He returned to training duty in Tokyo in March 1945. He may also have commanded Eastern District Army following the surrender and prior to its demobilization.

Service record

1889     

Born
1933
Colonel     
Commandant of Cadets, Toyama Army Infantry School
1935

Commander, 38 Regiment
1937

Commander, Hunchun Garrison, Manchuria
1938-3-1
Major general
Chief of staff, Korea Army
1939-9-7
Lieutenant general      Commander, Kempeitai, China
1940-5

Commander, 4 Division
1942-7-2     

Commandant, Kungchunling Noncommissioned Army Tank School
1943-10-15     

Commander, 19 Army, Moluccas
1945-3-1     

Commandant, Military Academy
1945-9-23

Commander, 12 Area Army / Commander, Eastern District Army
1945

Head, Demobilization Burea
1946

Retires
1960

Dies

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-1-29)

Hayashi and Cox (1959)

Morton (1952; accessed 2012-5-23)

Pettibone (2007)



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