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Uchiyama Eitaro (1887-1973)

Uchiyama commanded an artillery corps at Nomonhan in 1939, where he was bested in a prolonged artillery duel with the Russians. He commanded 13 Division in central China when war broke out in the Pacific and 12 Army under North China Area Army during the central Honan campaign (Ko-go), April-June 1944. His forces were responsible for clearing the railroad from the Yellow River to Wuhan. He was given command of 15 Area Army at Osaka by April 1945.

Service record

1887     

Born
1930
Colonel     
Staff, Inspector-General of Artillery
1933

Commander, 1 Field Artillery Regiment
1934

Instructor, Field Artillery School
1936

Chief, Service Section, Economic Mobilization Bureau, Ministry of War
1937

Commandant, Field Artillery School
1937
Major general     
Commander, 5 Heavy Field Artillery Brigade
1938

Commander, Artillery, Kwantung Army
1940-9
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 13 Division
1942-8-17

Commander, 3 Army
1944-2-7     

Commander, 12 Army
1945-4-7

Commander, 15 Area Army/Commander, Central District Army
1945

Commander, 2 Demobilization Command
1945

Inspector of Demobilization, Chubu
1946

Arrested and tried for war crimes
1949

Sentenced to 40 years' imprisonment
1958

Paroled
1973

Dies

References

Coox (1985)

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-2-5)

Goldman (2012)

Madej (1981)

Romanus and Sunderland (1954; accessed 2011-7-22)



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