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Kono Takeishi (-1947)

Kono commanded 31 Independent Mixed Brigade in 1943-1944 and 77 Brigade in the Philippines. Charged with the defense of Negros, he decided to withdraw to fortified positions inland, conceding the northwest coastal plain to the Americans.

Kono was hanged by the Allies in 1947 for the massacre of over 2500 civilians during punitive expeditions on Panay.

Service record

1937      
Colonel     
Commander, 9 Independent Defense Battalion
1938

Commander, 17 Regiment
1941

7 Division
1941
Major general     
Commander, Infantry Group, 40 Division
1943

Commander, 11 Independent Garrison Unit
1943

Commander, 31 Independent Mixed Brigade
1944-7     

Commander, 77 Brigade, Philippines
1947

Executed for war crimes

References

Canberra Times (1946-5-2; accessed 2011-8-6)

Generals.dk (accessed 2009-4-6)
Pettibone (2007)

Smith (1961; accessed 2011-8-6)


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