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Nakamura Akita (1889-1966)

Nakamura as serving as Provost Marshal when war broke out. By 1944 he was commander of 39 Army at Bangkok, which took in Thailand and southern Burma (Tenasserim). This was upgraded to 18 Area Army in July 1945.

Nakamura was apparently headstrong and inclined to act without orders. For example, he reinforced Burma Area Army with one of his brigades without orders in May 1945. When Thailand was isolated from Japan by the submarine blockade, he seized control of the local economy to make his army self-sufficient in food and clothing.

Service record

1889     

Born
1929

3 Imperial Guards Regiment
1930

Personnel Bureau, Ministry of  War
1932

Instructor, War College
1935

Chief of Awards Section, Personnel Bureau, Ministry of War
1936
Colonel     
Commander, 24 Regiment
1937

Head, Military Affairs, Kwantung Army
1937

Inspector of suplies, Kwantung Army
1938

Chief of staff, 3 Army
1938

Head, Military Affairs Bureau, Ministry of War
1938

Head of Military Administration Bureau, Ministry of War
1940
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 5 Division
1940

Ministry of War
1941

Commander, 3 Depot Division
1941

Provost Marshal
1943-1-4     

Commander, Thailand Garrison Army
1944-12-20     

Commander, 39 Army
1945-7-14

Commander, 18 Area Army
1946

Retires
1966

Dies

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2007-12-11)

Pettibone (2007)



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