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Teramoto Kumaichi (1889-1945)


Photograph of Teramoto Kumaichi

Imperial Army

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Teramoto Kumaichi was commissioned in the infantry in 1910 and graduated from the Japanese War College in 1921. He held numerous air staff assignments and was commander of 2 Air Division in Manchuria at the time war broke out in the Pacific. He was given command of 4 Air Army in July 1943, and he saw much of his command destroyed by the Allied raids on Wewak the next month. He returned to staff duty in August 1944 but committed suicide at the time of the Japanese capitulation.

Service record

1889     

Born
1910
Second lieutenant     

1920

War College
1933
Colonel
Commander, 8 Air Regiment
1934

Acting commander, 2 Air Battalion
1935

Commander, 16 Air Regiment
1936

Deputy chief of staff, Army Aviation Corps
1937

Director, Hamamatsu Army Aviation School
1938

Chief of staff, Army Aviation Corps
1939

Commandant, Hamamatsu Army Aviation School
1940
Major general
Commander, 2 Air Division, Manchuria
1943-5-1     
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 1 Air Army
1943-7-28     

Commander, 4 Air Army
1944-8-30

Army Aeronautical Department, Ministry of War
1944

Head, Credit Bureau, Army Aeronautical Department, Ministry of War
1945

Acting Inspector-General of Army Aviation
1945

Acting head, Army Aeronautical Department, Ministry of War
1945

Head, Army Aeronautical Department, Ministry of War
1945

Commits suicide


References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-5-12)

Hayashi and Cox (1959)

Miller (1959; accessed 2012-6-16)

Pettibone (2007)



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