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Mano Goro


Photograph of Mano Goro

Australian War Memorial

Via Wikimedia Commons

Mano commanded 41 Division under 18 Army at Wewak in June 1943. His division was isolated along with most of the rest of 18 Army by MacArthur's landings at Aitape and Hollandia in March 1944. He gradually retreated to the northwest under pressure from Australian troops, reaching Winge by the time of the surrender.

Mano's division participated in the Battle of the Driniumor River, where a perceived slight to Mano by the army commander, Adachi, motivated Mano's officers to attempt to restore his honor with a suicidal attack that was cut to pieces by superior American firepower.

Service record

1936     
Colonel     
Toyohashi Army Training School
1937

Chief, Intendance Section, 1 Army
1938

Commander, 77 Regiment
1939

Chief, Intendance Section, 36 Divison
1940

Chief of staff, 3 Depot Division
1941
Major general     
Commander, 2 Independent Mixed Brigade
1942

Commander, 65 Brigade
1943-9     
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 41 Division

 

References

Drea (1984; accessed 2011-7-30)

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-4-3)

Madej (1981)



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