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Tajima Hikotaro (1894-1946)

Tajima commanded 61 Independent Mixed Brigade on Batan Island in the final desperate months of the war. He was hanged for ordering the execution of three U.S. airmen.

Service record

1894  

Born
1937     
Colonel     
Staff, 8 Division
1938

Commander, 9 Cavalry Regiment
1939

Chief of staff, 41 Division
1941

Head, Special Agency, North China Area Army
1943
Major general     
Commander, 3 Cavalry Brigade
1944-8     

Commander, 61 Independent Mixed Brigade
1946

Hanged for war crimes

References

Axis History Forum (accessed 2009-5-7)
Generals.dk (accessed 2009-5-7)
Pettibone (2007)


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