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Lu Han (1895-1974)

Photograph of Lu Han

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Lu Han commanded 1 Army Group throughout the Pacific War. A native of Yunnan of the fiercely independent Lolo tribe, he was known as the "Lolo barbarian." Dorn describes him as a highly effective and pro-American commander, and credits him with helping overthrow his "cousin", the corrupt Lung Yun, in October 1945. However, he sided with the Vietnamese nationalists while leading the Chinese occupation of northern Vietnam after the Japanese surrender, and he defected to the Communists in December 1949.

Service record

1895     

Born
1922
Colonel     
Commander, 3 Guards Regiment, Yunnan Army
1925
Brigadier general     
Commander, 7 Brigade, 5 Division, Yunnan Army
1927
Major general
Commande, 2 Division, 38 Army
1929

Head, Finance Department, Yunnan Provincial Government
1930

Commander, 10th Detachment,Punitive Expedition
1931

Head, Service Inspectorate, Yunnan Provincial Government
1937
Lieutenant general
Commander, 60 Army
1938

Commander, 30 Army Corps
1938

Deputy commander, 1 Army Group
1939
General
Commander, 1 Army Group
1945

Commander, 1 Front Army
1945-10     

Chairman, Yunnan Provincial Government
1949-12

Defects
1974

Dies

References

Dorn (1974)

Generals.dk (accessed 2010-11-13)

Patti (1980; accessed 2010-11-13)


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