graduate

Matsui Hideji

Matsui had commanded 113 Regiment of 56 Division in north Burma before being promoted to major general and command of 105 Independent Mixed Brigade, a scratch force organized to defend Rangoon in April 1945. He was issued a confused series of orders that ended with him retreating with his surviving forces across the Sittang River into Tenasserim in late July 1945. During this movement, he somewhat lightened the dismal record of the Japanese Army by releasing all his unfit prisoners of war, on 30 April 1945.

Service record

1939     
Colonel      
Commander, 10 Independent Defense Battalion
1940

Commander, 24 Depot Division
1940

Commander, 113 Regiment
1944

Burma Area Army
1945
Major general     
Commander, 105 Independent Mixed Brigade

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-6-2)



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