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Shigematsu Kiyoshi (?-1944)

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.

Service record

1938-7-15     
Colonel     
Commander, Kwantung Army 2 Noncommissioned Infantry Officers Cadets
1939-8-1

Commander, 234 Regiment
1941-12-1

Headquarters, 7 Division
1943-3-1     
Major general     
Commander, Infantry Group, 11 Division
1944-5-27

Commander, 48 Independent Mixed Brigade
1944-7-26
Lieutenant general     
Killed in action

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2015-1-15)

Lodge (1954; accessed 2011-6-16)

O'Brien (1994; accessed 2011-6-16)
Pettibone (2007)


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