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Suzuki Yorimichi (1890-1943)

Suzuki was the top graduate of his Staff College class and a protégé of Araki Sadao, who emphasized the intangibles ("spiritual power") in combat. Suzuki was responsible for incorporating this philosophy into the Army's field manual in 1929. He later was a member of the Imperial Way faction and commanded 2 Air Army throughout most of 1943. He retired due to ill health and succumbed shortly thereafter.

Service record

1890-2-18    
 
Born
1929-8
Lieutenant colonel      
5 Field Artillery Regiment
1930-3-6

Instructor, War College
1932-2-20

Army General Staff
1932-4-11

Chief, Maneuvers Section, Army General Staff
1933-8-1
Colonel

1935-8-1

Army General Staff
1936-5-30

Commander, China Garrison Artillery Regiment
1937-8-2    
Major general      Chief of staff, 2 Army
1938-6-10     

Head, General Affairs Bureau, Army Aeronautical Department, Ministry of War
1938-12-10     

Head, General Affairs Bureau, Inspectorate-General of Army Aviation
1939-10-2
Lieutenant general     
1940-3-5

Head, Training Bureau, Inspectorate-General of Army Aviation
1940-12-10

Acting head, Army Aeronautical Department, Ministry of War
1941-12-1

Commander, Special Air Group
1942-6-1

Commander, 2 Air Army
1943-5-19

Army General Staff
1943-6-2

Retires
1943-8-5

Dies

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2015-5-18)

Gluck and Graubard (1993; accessed 2012-11-23)

Peattie et al. (2011)

Wendel (accessed 2012-11-23)


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