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Takeuchi Hiroshi

Takeuchi commanded 55 Division under 15 Army when war broke out. His division secured Thailand, then crossed into Burma on 23 January 1942, seizing strategic points in the Tenasserim. The division attacked Moulmein on 30 January 1942 and moved north to support 33 Division against Rangoon. After taking Toungoo on 24 March 1942 the division went into garrison duty.

Service record

1933     

Instructor, Military Academy
1935

Head, Main Course Students, Military Academy
1936
Colonel     
Commander, 49 Regiment
1937

Commandant, Tsugaru Fortress
1938

Instructor, War College
1938

Head, General Affairs Bureau, Kempeitai
1940-5     

Head, Kempeitai, Kwantung Army
1941-12     
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 55 Division
1942-12

General staff
1943

Retired

References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-1-19)

Pettibone (2007)



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