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Morioka Susumu

Morioka commanded 16 Division under 14 Army in the invasion of the Philippines. Elements of the division landed at Davao and Legaspi while the main force came ashore at Lamon Bay. His division was not thought highly of. Morioka himself has been accused of being the officer responsible for ordering the bombing of Manila after it had been declared an open city. Morioka also supported the landings at The Points on Bataan, which turned into a debacle.

Service record

1934     
Colonel      
Imperial Guards Division
1935

Head, Kirin Special Agency
1937

Commander, 3 Imperial Guards Regiment
1938

Head, Tientsin Special Agency
1938

Head, Hankow Special Agency
1939

Deputy Head, Northern China Coordination Bureau, Asia Development Board
1940

Head, Northern China Coordination Bureau, Asia Development Board
1941
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 16 Division
1942

Retires
1943

Head, Investigation Bureau, Asia Development Board

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-4-8)

Morton (1952; accessed 2013-7-29)



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