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Machijiri Kazumoto (1888-1950)


Photograph of Machijiri Kazumoto
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Machijiri commanded Indochina Garrison Army throughout most of 1943. An expert on chemical warfare assigned to the Chemical Weapons Branch at the height of the war in China, he was lucky not to be hanged as a war criminal. He may have been saved by his connections to the Imperial Household (he had inherited the title of shishaku 子爵 or Viscount.)

Service record

1888     
 
Born
1930
Colonel     
Aide-de-campe to the Emperor
1935

Commander, Imperial Guards Artillery Regiment
1936

Chief, Army Affairs Section, Military Affairs Bureau, Ministry of War
1937

Aide-de-campe to the Emperor
1937-10-5     
Major general
Head, Military Affairs Bureau, Ministry of War
1938-4-14

Vice chief of staff, North China Area Army
1938-7-7

Chief of staff, 2 Army, China
1938-11-21     

Head, Chemical Weapons Branch, Ordnance Bureau
1938

Head, Military Affairs Bureau, Ministry of War
1938

Dismissed
1939-1-31     

Recalled. Head of Military Affairs Bureau, Ministry of War
1939

Army General Staff
1939-9-30
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 6 Division
1941-4-1

Inspector of Chemical Warfare
1942-11-10

Commander, Indochina Garrison Army
1943-11-22

Army General Staff
1945

Retires
1950

Dies

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2009-5-18)
Pettibone (2007)



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