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Sumida Haikushiro (1890-1979)

Sumida Haikushiro (Sumida Raishiro) was an artillery officer who commanded 1 Army at Taiyuan from November 1944. After the general surrender, he became an advisor to the Kuomintang governor of Shansi province, who protected him from standing trial for war crimes. He is alleged to have made a pact with Yen Hsi-shan to keep as many as four divisions of Japanese troops in China to fight against the Chinese Communists.

Service record

1890     

Born
1933-6-22
Colonel     
Military attache, France
1935-9-25

Instructor, War College
1936-3-28

Chief, 8 Section, 4 Bureau, General Staff
1936-6

Chief, 1 Section, General Affairs Bureau, General Staff
1937-8-2

Commander, 3 Field Artillery Regiment
1937-9-1

Inspectorate of Artillery
1937-11-1

Commander, 15 Independent Field Artillery Regiment
1938-7-15
Major general     
Commander, 6 Heavy Field Artillery Brigade
1939-10-2

Commandant, Heavy Artillery School
1940-9-28

Head, Japanese Delegation, Indochina
1941-9-3
Lieutenant general      
Commander, 39 Division
1944-11-22      

Commander, 1 Army
1949-2

Retires
1979

Dies

References

Dupuy et al. (1992)

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2014-2-7)

Japan Times (2006-6-24; accessed 2011-7-28)

Pettibone (2007)



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