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Makino Shiro (1893-1945)

Makino Shiro was commissioned in 1914, graduated from the War College in 1922, and spent most of the interwar period in instructional assignments. He was the director of the Military Preparatory Academy when war broke out in the Pacific. Promoted to lieutenant general in June 1943, he was given command of 16 Division under 35 Army at Leyte in March 1944. His division was the heart of the Leyte garrison, but it consisted mostly of conscripts and he himself had had no combat experience. When the remnants of 35 Army were evacuated from the island in January 1945, he was left behind, and is thought to have died sometime in early 1945, likely by his own hand.

Service record

1881

Born
1914
Second lieutenant

1921

Army War College
1937     
Colonel     
20 Division
1937

Military Preparatory Scool
1938

Commander, 35 Regiment
1939

Instructor, Army Medical School
1940

Chief of staff, 5 Army
1941

Instructor, Military Preparatory School
1941

Director, Military Preparatory School
1942

Commandant, Military Preparatory School
1943-6
Lieutenant general    

1944-3     

Commander, 16 Division
1945

Missing in action

References

Dupuy et al. (1992)

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-5-17)



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