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Yokoyama Isamu (1889-1952)

Yokoyama Isamu was commissioned in the infantry in 1909 and graduated from the War College in 1915. He studied in Germany before becoming involved in staff assignments through most of the interwar period. When war broke out in the Pacific, Yokoyama was commanding 4 Army in Manchuria. He was given command of 11 Army in central China in December 1942 and conducted the To-go operation of the Ichi-go offensive, where he led the attack on Henyang.  He was recalled to Japan and given command of Western District Army in November 1944. The latter was redesignated as 16 Area Army in February 1945.

Yokoyama was sentenced to death for authorizing the vivisection of captured American airmen, but died in prison while awaiting retrial.

Service record

1889     

Born
1929
Colonel     
Chief, 2 Section, Planning Bureau, Cabinet Resources Board
1932

Kwantung Army
1933

Chief, Mobilization Section, Economic Mobilization Bureau, Ministry of War
1934

Commander, 2 Regiment
1936

Chief of staff, 6 Division
1937

Head, Planning Bureau, Cabinet Resources Board
1939

Head, 1 Bureau, Cabinet Resources Board
1939-9-12
Lieutenant general     
Commander, 1 Division
1941-10-15

Commander, 4 Army, Manchuria
1942-12-21

Commander, 11 Army, China
1944-11-22     

Commander, Western District Army
1945-2-1     

Commander, 16 Area Army
1952

Died in prison


References

Fuller (1992)

Generals.dk (accessed 2008-5-12)

Hayashi and Cox (1959)

Injerd (2011; accessed 2011-7-23)

Pettibone (2007)



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