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Noda Kengo (1891-1961)

Noda Kengo was commissioned an infantry officer in 1912 and was a War College graduate. He was deputy chief of staff of the China Expeditionary Army at the time war broke out in the Pacific. Promoted to lieutenant general in August 1941, he was given command of 14 Division in Manchuria in December 1942 before being recalled to an administrative post in Tokyo in October 1943. In April 1945, he was given command of 51 Army for the final homeland defense.

Service record

1891     

Born
1912
Second lieutenant     

1931
Colonel
War College
1932

Instructor, Toyama Army Infantry School
1933

Military Affairs Bureau, Ministry of War
1934

Tour of Europe
1936

Commander, 33 Regiment
1938

Commander, Training Unit, Toyama Army Infantry School
1938

Head, 2 Bureau, Inspectorate-General of Military Training
1939

Head, Personnel Bureau, Ministry of War
1941

Vice chief of staff, China Expeditionary Army
1941-8     
Lieutenant general

1942-12     

Commander, 14 Division
1943-10

Deputy inspector-general of military training
1944

Acting inspector-general of military training
1945

Head, Armored Warfare Department, Ministry of War
1945-4-8     

Commander, 51 Army
1945-10-15     

Commander, Northeastern District Army
1945

Retires
1945

Inspector of Demobilization Northeast

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-6-13)

Pettibone (2007)


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