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Teshima Fusataro (1889-1979)


Photograph of Teshima Fusataro

Australian War Memorial

#116717. Cropped by author.

Teshima Fusataro was commissioned in the infantry in 1910 and was a graduate of the Japanese War College. He was commander of 3 Division in central China when war broke out in the Pacific. He relieved the commander of Imperial Guards Division in January 1942 due to reports of atrocities by the division in Malaya. Teshima was commander of 2 Army in Manchuria in October 1943. His command was transferred to Makassar under 2 Area Army that month.

In June 1945 Teshima took over all units of 2 Area Army when it was deactivated. He surrendered all forces in Borneo and the eastern Netherlands East Indies to Blamey on 9 September 1945.

Service record

1889     

Born
1910
Second lieutenant     

1931
Colonel     
Korea Army
1934

Commander, 23 Regiment
1936

Chief of staff, 1 Division
1937

12 Depot Division
1938
Major general
Commander, 27 Brigade
1940

Head, General Affairs Bureau, Kempeitai
1940

Provost marshal
1940
Lieutenant general
Commander, 3 Division
1941

Commander, Imperial Guards Depot Division
1942-1     

Commander, Imperial Guards Division
1943-6

Commander, 1 Imperial Guards Division
1943-10-29     

Commander, 2 Army
1946

Retires
1946

Arrested as war criminal
1949

Released
1979

Dies

References

Australian War Memorial (accessed 2011-7-28)

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-4-3)

Hayashi and Cox (1959)\

Pettibone (2007)



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