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Shigematsu commanded 48 Independent Mixed Brigade at Guam and was killed during the Allied invasion.
The enemy, overconfident because of his successful landing on Saipan, is planning a reckless and insufficiently prepared landing on Guam. We have an excellent opportunity to annihilate him on the beaches.
Shigematsu's brigade defended the coast around Agana (144.748E 13.472N), and he ordered his men to attempt to destroy the invading forces at the water's edge.
||Commander, Kwantung Army 2 Noncommissioned
Infantry Officers Cadets
||Commander, 234 Regiment
||Headquarters, 7 Division
||Commander, Infantry Group, 11 Division
Independent Mixed Brigade
||Killed in action
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