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Nishiyama Fukutaro (1889-1961)

Nishiyama Fukutaro was commissioned an infantry officer in 1912. A graduate and former instructor of the War College, he was promoted to lieutenant general in June 1943 and was given command of 23 Division in January 1944. His division was committed to Luzon in December 1944.

His division suffered heavily in attempting limited counterattacks against the American landings at Lingayen Gulf in January 1945. The remnants retreated with Yamashita's Shobu Force into the mountains northeast of Baguio and remained there until the general surrender.

Service record

1889-7-17     

Born
1912     
Second lieutenant     

1936-8-1
Colonel
1 Depot Division
1937-8-1

Chief of staff, 101 Division
1938-3-1

Commander, 12 Regiment
1939-3-9
Major general
Commander, 107 Brigade
1940-12-2

Eastern Army
1941-8-1

Chief, Administration Section, Eastern District Army
1943-2-20     

Commander, Palembang Defence Command
1943-6-10     
Lieutenant general     
1944-1-7

Commander, 23 Division
1961-10-6     

Dies


References

Ammentorp (accessed 2017-1-20)

Fuller (1992)

Pettibone (2007)


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