graduate

Yano Otosaburo

As vice chief of staff of Kwantung Army in 1939, Yano worked with his close friend Tsuji Masanobu in an unsuccessful effort to goad Army General Staff into authorizing a second attemp to expel the Russians from Changkufeng. He later accompanied 23 Division headquarters in its incursion across the Kalkin-Gol at Nomonhan, where had a narrow escape from Russian armor. Following that debacle, he was transferred to a backwater command in Korea, but had risen to command of 26 Division in Manchuria by the time war broke out in the Pacific. However, he was recalled to Japan in mid-1942 and never held another operational command.

Service record

1934     
Colonel     
Kwantung Army
1934

Commander, 49 Regiment
1936

Vice chief of staff, China Garrison Army
1937

Staff, 1 Army, China
1938

Commander, 8 Border Defense Unit
1938-12-5     
Major general
Vice chief of staff, Kwantung Army
1939-9-7

General Staff
1939

Commandant, Pusan Fortress
1940

Head, Kempeitai, China Garrison Army
1941

Head, Kempeitai, North China Area Army
1941
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 26 Division
1942-7-1

Commandant, Noncommissioned Officers' School
1942

Inspectorate-General of Military Training
1943

Retires

References

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-4-7)

Goldman (2012)

Pettibone (2007)



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