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Oda Kensuku (1888-1943)

Oda replaced the drowned Horii as commander of South Seas Detachment at Buna in November 1942. He directed the bitter defense of the Buna beachhead against the Australian 7 and American 32 and 41 Divisions. He committed suicide when Sananda fell in January 1943.

Service record

1888-4-4     

Born
1935-8-1
Lieutenant colonel     
Commander, 2 Independent Defense Battalion
1937-8-1
Colonel
1938-8-1
    
Commander, 50 Regiment
1940-8-1
Major general     
Commander, Infantry Group, 26 Division
1941-9-1

Commandant, Toyohashi Reserve Officers' Cadet School
1941-9-1

Commandant, Toyohashi Army Training School
1942-12-14

Commander, South Seas Detachment, Buna
1943-1-21      
Lieutenant general     
Commits suicide. Promoted posthumously.


References

Collie and Marutani (2009)

Fuller (1992)

Ammentorp (2000; accessed 2015-11-26)



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