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Matsuyama Yuzo

Matsuyama commanded 64 Independent Infantry Group at the start of the war. He took command of 56 Division under 15 Army in March 1942. His division spearheaded the conquest of Burma.

The division remained in Burma until it was forced to retreat into Thailand in July 1945. Matsuyama executed a brilliant evacuation of 56 Division from under the noses of the advancing Chinese on 4 February 1945.

Service record

1927     
Lieutenant colonel     
Commander, 19 Independent Defense Battalion
1938

Commander, 2 Border Defense Unit
1939
Major general
Commander, Infantry Group, 27 Division
1941-12     

Commander, 64 Independent Infantry Group
1942-3
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 56 Division
1945-3     

Acting commander, 33 Army

References

Center for Military History (accessed 2011-7-29)

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-1-21)

Pettibone (2007)



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