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Nishida Yoshima (-1944)

Nishida commanded 1 Amphibious Brigade of 29 Division, which transferred from Manchuria to Eniwetok, arriving 4 January 1944. Finding the defenses unprepared, he worked his troops heavily to prepare fortifications. However, his battle plan relied on the doctrine of destroying the Americans at the water's edge, an increasingly futile exercise in the face of American naval firepower. He is assumed to have been killed during the American invasion of February 1944.

Service record

1938-2-18     
Lieutenant colonel      
Central China Expeditionary Army
1938-7-15
Colonel
1939--31

Commander, 17 Depot Regiment
1939-3-25     

Commander, 225 Regiment
1940-12-2     

Commander, Noncommissioned Infantry Officer Candidates, Kwantung Army
1941-9-19

Commander, Kyoto Regimental District
1942-8-1
Major general     
1942-12-1

Commander, 3 Independent Garrison Unit
1943-11-14     

Commander, 1 Amphibious Brigade
1944-2-24     
Lieutenant general (posthumous)     
Killed in action, Meriren Island


References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2015-2-16)

Shaw et al. (1966; accessed 2015-2-16)


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