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Sakamoto Sueo

Sakamoto commanded 39 Independent Mixed Brigade from its activation in New Britain in July 1944. His son Tsutomu died in a military hospital sometime in 1944.

Following the Japanese surrender, Sakamoto was turned over to British authorities by the Australians on suspicion of mistreatment of British prisoners of war at Rabaul.

Service record

1938     
Colonel     
Commander, 53 Regiment
1939

Kwantung Army
1940

Head, Monji Naval Transport Branch
1940

Army Transportation Headquarters
1941

Commander, 44 Anchoring Base
1942

Commander, 2 Naval Transport Area
1942

Commander, 4 Naval Transport Command
1944    
Major General     
Commander, 40 Independent Mixed Brigade
1944-7

Commander, 39 Independent Mixed Brigade

References

Australian War Memorial (accessed 2011-4-3)

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2007-12-2)



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