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Kusaba Tatsumi (1888-1946)

Kusaba took command of 4 Army in  Manchuria in late 1942. He was captured during the Russian invasion of Manchuria and committed suicide while en route to a Russian war crimes trial.

Service record

1888-1-2      
  born
1931-8-1
Colonel     
Chief, 6 Section (Transport), 3 Bureau, General Staff
1933-8-1

Commander, 11 Regiment
1935-3-15

Advisor on transportation, Manchukuo
1936-8-1
Major general     
1937-3-1

Commander, 19 Brigade
1938-10-30

Commander, 2 Railroad Command
1939-3-9
Lieutenant general       Commander, Kwantung Army Railroad Command
1940-10-1

Commander, 52 Division
1941-11-6

Commander, Kwantung Defense Army
1942-12-21     

Commander, 4 Army
1944-2-7

General Staff
1944-11-30

Retires
1944-12-1

Recalled. Commander, Mainland Railroad Command
1945-9

Prisoner of war, Russia
1946-9-17     

Commits suicide at Tokyo while awaiting trial for war crimes

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2014-6-8)


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