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Takehara Saburo

Takehara commanded the infantry group of 6 Division in China during the Third Battle of Changsha. He was later promoted to lieutenant general and took command of 49 Division in Korea from its activation in January 1944. The division deployed to Pegu in July 1944 and was held in reserve, with elements being dispatched where needed. By April 1945 it was down to 1600 men, and by the time it retreated across the Sittang in July 1945, there were just 300 men left in the division.

Service record

1935     
Colonel     
4 Division
1937

Commander, Fukushima Regimental District
1938

Commander, 55 Regiment
1939
Major general     
Commander, 36 Brigade
1941-4     

Commander, Infantry Group, 6 Division
1943-12     
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 20 Depot Division
1944-1     

Commander, 49 Division


References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-7-4)

Pettibone (2007)

Wen (1971)



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