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Sato Tamenori (1893-1946)

Sato commanded 37 Independent Mixed Brigade in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from its activation in February 1944. He was hanged for ordering the execution of 152 civilians, including women and children, on 13 August 1945. The civilians were executed for attempting to escape from the Andaman Islands by boat.

Service record

1938     
Colonel     
Commander, 73 Regiment
1940

Senior adjutant, Kwantung Army
1941

53 Division Headquarters
1943
Major general      
Commander, Infantry Group, 15 Division
1944

Commander, 37 Independent Mixed Brigade, Nicobar Islands
1945

Commander, 35 Independent Mixed Brigade
1946-5-3     

Hanged for war crimes


References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-6-28)

War Crimes Studies Center (accessed 2008-6-28)



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