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Mugikura Shunsaburo (1888-1969)


Photograph of Mugikura Shunsaburo

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Mugikura commanded 52 Division at Kanazawa when war broke out. In November 1943 the division was deployed to the Caroline Islands. Mugikura was simultaneously 52 Division commander and 31 Army commander by late 1944, following the loss of Obata Hideyoshi when Guam fell to the Americans.

Mugikura surrendered all Japanese forces in the Mandates on 2 September 1945.

Service record

1888     

Born
1935

Instructor, Toyama Army Infantry School
1936

Commander, 11 Independent Regiment
1937

Kwantung Army
1937

Chief of staff, Imperial Guards Division
1939
Major General     
Commander, Infantry Group, 32 Division
1940

Commander, 9 Independent Mixed Brigade
1941

Commander, 62 Independent Infantry Group
1941-12

Commander, 52 Division
1944

Acting commander, 31 Army
1945-8-22     
Lieutenant General     
Commander, 31 Army
1945-9-2     

Surrenders

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2007-11-8)

Pettibone (2007)

Rottman (2002)



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