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Okido Sanji (1891-1962)

Okido Sanji was commissioned an infantry officer in 1913 and was a graduate of the War College. He was a lieutenant general serving in the Personnel Bureau of the War Ministry when war broke out in the Pacific. He was given command of 22 Division in central China in March 1942 and was chief of staff of the North China Area Army in November. He ended the war as commander of the Kempeitai (from October 1944). He was warned by Anami to ignore spurious orders from rebel officers opposed to the surrender.

Service record

1891     

born
1913
Second lieutenant     

1936
Colonel
3 Division
1937

Resident officer, Nanking
1937

Chief, 2 Section, North China Area Army
1938

Commander, 76 Regiment
1939
Major general
Commander, 29 Brigade
1940

Head, Army Investigation Bureau, Ministry of War
1942-3     
Lieutenant general
Commander, 22 Division
1942-11     

Chief of staff, North China Area Army
1944-10

Provost marshal
1945

Eastern District Army

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-6-19)

Hayashi and Cox (1959)



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