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Sakai Yasushi (1892-1986)


Photograph of Sakai Yasushi

U.S. Marine Corps. Via ibiblio.org

Sakai commanded 17 Division at Hsuchow in January 1943. His division was transferred to the Solomons in October 1943, and elements were deployed to Bougainville, New Britain, and New Guinea, where they formed the core of the defense against the Cape Gloucester invasion. By spring 1944 the remnants were back at Rabaul.

Service record

1892     

Born
1933
Colonel     
General Staff
1935

Aide-de-campe to the Emperor
1937

Commander, 1 Field Artillery Regiment
1938

Instructor, War College
1938

Director, Research Department, War College
1939
Major general     
Commander, 6 Heavy Field Artillery Brigade
1940

Commander, 1 Independent Artillery Group
1941

Head, General Affairs Bureau, Army Ordnance Headquarters
1941
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 56 Depot Division
1942

Commander, 17 Division
1948

Retires
1986

Dies

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-4-5)

Nalty (1994; accessed 2011-4-3)



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