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Shimizu Noritsune (1897-1968)

Shimizu Noritsune (sometimes misrendered as Shimizu Kinori or Shimizu Tsunenore) commanded 5 Army under 1 Area Army in Manchuria in September 1944. His army was responsible for the defense of the Mutanchiang Plain of northeast Manchuria. His army was crushed by 1 Banner Army almost from the first day of the Russian offensive, 9 August 1945.

Service record

1897     
  born
1930
Colonel     
4 Imperial Guards Regiment
1931

General Staff
1933

Technical Research Headquarters
1934

General Staff
1936

Naval Staff
1936

Commander, 73 Regiment
1937

Aide-de-campe to the Emperor
1941
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 41 Division
1942-7-1     

Deputy inspector-general of military training
1943-5-19     

Chief of staff, Southern Army
1944-3-22

Chief of staff, 7 Area Army
1944-6-27

Commander, 5 Army,  Manchuria
1945

Prisoner of war, Russia
1956

Repatriated
1968

Dies


References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-7-1)

Pettibone (2007)



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