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Takeda Kaoru (1892-1959)

Takeda commanded 53 Division when it transferrred from Kyoto to Moulmein in April 1944. His division joined the defense of the rail line south of Myitkyina in May 1944, and attacked two of the Chindit bases. Unable to successfully counterattack at Myitkyina, the division retreated in October 1944. The division suffered heavily again at Mandalay in January 1945 and was reduced to 1600 men by the end of the war. By then Takeda had been recalled to Japan.

Service record

1892-2-22     

Born
1936-4-6
Lieutenant colonel     
Staff, 12 Depot Division
1936-8-1
Colonel

1937-3-1

Commander, 5 Field Artillery Regiment
1938-7-15

Chief of staff, 8 Division
1939-8-1
Major general Commander, Antiaircraft Artillery, Kwantung Army
1940-12-2     

Commandant, Army Air Defense School
1942-4-5

Commander, Eastern Air Defense Brigade
1942-8-1
Lieutenant general     
1943-3-1

Artillery Inspectorate
1944-4-27     

Commander, 53 Division
1945-2-20

Inspectorate of Military Training
1945-3-9

Inspector of Antiaircraft Artillery
1959-9-16

Dies

References

Fuller (1992)

Ammentorp (accessed 2016-12-26)


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