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Yamawaki Masataka (1886-1974)


Photograph of Yamawaki Masataka

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Yamawaki was a former Vice-Minister of War who was recalled to active duty after war broke out in the Pacific. He became commander of Borneo Garrison Army (later 37 Army) in Borneo in 1944, where he was accused of mistreatment of prisoners of war. However, he was acquitted in 1950 of the charge of murdering three Australian prisoners.

Service record

1886     

Born
1929
Colonel     
Chief, 1 Section (Organization and Mobilization), 1 Bureau, General Staff
1931

Commander, 22 Regiment
1932

Chief, 1 Section, Inspectorate-General of Military Training
1934

Military attaché, Poland
1935-12-2
Lieutenant general      Head, Military Services Department
1935

Head, Economic Mobilization Bureau, Ministry of War
1938-2-11

Deputy Inspector-General of Military Training
1938-11-21

Head, Military Affairs Bureau, Ministry of War
1938-12-10     

Vice-Minister of War
1939-4

Commander, 3 Division, China
1940-9-29

Commander, Mongolia Garrison Army
1941

General Staff
1941

Commandant, War College
1941

In reserve
1942-9-5

Commander, Borneo Garrison Army
1944-9-22

Commander, 37 Army, Borneo
1944-12-26

Retires
1950

Acquitted of war crimes
1974

Dies


References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-7-19)

Pettibone (2007)



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