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Ochiai Jinkuro

Ochiai was an old China hand who manufactured an incident on 1 January 1934 at Shanhaiguan, at the east end of the Great Wall, to justify Japanese occupation of the strategic pass.

Ochiai commanded 27 Division under 11 Army in central China in September 1944. The division participated in the Hengyang-Kweilin campaign of Ichi-go before moving to Canton in February 1944.

Service record

1934
Major
Commander, Shanhaiguan Garrison
1938     
Colonel     
Military Preparatory School
1939

Eastern Defense Army
1940

Head, Hangkow Special Agency
1941
Major general Deputy head, Central China Coordination Bureau, Asia Development Board
1942
Lieutenant general      Military attache, Nanking Government
1942-12-1     

Vice chief of staff, China Expeditionary Army
1944

Commander, 27 Division

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-6-16)

Hu (1995; accessed 2011-7-30)

Pettibone (2007)



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