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Oba Shihei (1890-1963)

Oba Shihei was commissioned an infantry officer in 1910. He commanded 10 Infantry Group in north China at the start of the Pacific War and was promoted to lieutenant general and command of 16 Division in August 1942. He was recalled to Tokyo to staff and garrison duty in March 1944 and was given command of Tokyo Bay Fortress in June 1944.

Service record

1890-1-14      
  born
1910
Second lieutenant     

1936-8-1
Colonel
Commander, 7 Depot Regiment
1937-8-2

Commander, 42 Regiment
1938-7-15

Commander, Infantry Unit, Toyohashi Army Reserve Officer School
1939-8-1
Major general 10 Depot Division
1940-8-1

Commander, Infantry Group, 10 Division
1942-8-1     
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 16 Division
1944-3-1

General Staff
1944-6-21

Commandant, Tokyo Bay Fortress
1945-6-19

Commander, Tokyo Bay Group Headquarters
1963-7-25

Dies


References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2014-12-27)

Hayashi and Cox (1959)


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