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Uemura Mikio (1892-1946)

Uemura commanded 57 Division at Shenshefu, Heiho province, Manchuria, in March 1943. By 9 August 1945 he commanded 4 Army under Kwantung Army at Tsitsihar. When the Russians invaded, on 9 August 1945, his army was quickly separated from the adjoining 44 Army and unsuccessfully attempted a stand at Hailar.

Uemura was responsible for promulgating an order that all prisoners of war must work for food. Though aimed primarily at officer prisoners, who were exempt under international law from being required to work, the order also led camp commanders to require sick prisoners to work or be starved.

Service record

1892-7-8     

born
1931-11
Lieutenant colonel      
Instructor, War College
1933-4

Staff, Imperial Guards Divisino
1935-8-1
Colonel      Staff, Taiwan Army District
1936-8-1

Instructor, War College
1937-8-2

Commander, 76 Regiment
1938-7-15
Major general     
Commander, 5 Brigade
1940-3-9     

Chief of staff, Taiwan Army District
1941-3-1

Commander, 64 Independent Infantry Group
1941-8-25
Lieutenant general     
1941-12-29     

Head, Prisoner of War Information Bureau
1943-3-11

Commander, 57 Division, Manchuria
1945-3-23     

Commander, 4 Army, Manchuria
1945-9

Prisoner of war, Russia
1946-3-23

Commits suicide at Khabarovsk POW Camp


References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2014-4-5)
Pettibone (2007)
Russell (1958)



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