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Tsukada Osamu (1886-1942)


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Tsukada Osamu was vice chief of staff of the Japanese Army in 1941. He favored a move into southern French Indochina in the event of a German attack on the Soviet Union. He also was among the senior Army officers who insisted on a hard deadline on negotiations with the United States in late 1941. He later infuriated Yamashita by bringing him voluminous notes from Southern Army on how to conduct the Singapore campaign. However, he was critical of the dispersal of Army detachments in the Pacific, likening this to "sowing salt in the sea" (Drea 2010)

Tsukada was killed in an air accident while serving as commander of 11 Army in China in 1942.

Service record

1886     

Born
1927
Colonel    
68 Regiment
1928

Army General Staff
1931

Commander, 2 Taiwan Regiment
1932

Instructor, Toyama Army Infantry School
1932

Chief, Military Administration Section, Military Affairs Burea, Ministry of War
1933

Staff, Kwantung Army
1935

Instructor, War College
1935

Head, 3 Bureau, Army General Staff
1937

Army General Staff
1937

Chief of staff, Central China Area Army
1938

Commandant, War College
1938
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 8 Division
1940

Vice Chief of the Army General Staff
1941

Chief of staff, Southern Army
1942

Commander, 11 Army
1942

Killed in air accident, China

References

Barnhart (1987)

Drea (2009)

Drea (2010-4; accessed 2010-10-23)

Generals.dk (accessed 2009-12-4)

Ho (1999-4; accessed 2010-10-23)



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