IJA divisions: an overview

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Re: IJA divisions: an overview

Post by Kelvin » 12 Mar 2020 10:44

Akira Takizawa wrote:
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> the Situation in 33rd division also applied to those divisions from 32-41 ? All These divisons were organized for China garrison. Or all are organized in regular form.

35th Division was also irregular composition. It was formed at Asahikawa, but its infantry regiments came from Kanto. Other divisions were in regular form.

> And did 41st division were completely recruited from 14th division area ? As I see its infantry Regiments were recruited from Gunma, Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures, obviously 14th divisional area.

41st Division was formed in Korea, but its infantry regiments and other units came from Japan. So, it was completely recruited from 14th divisional area.

Taki

Hello, Taki, thank again for your help. That mean 35th divison other Units like engineer and Artillery were came from Hokkaido ? But I see Sources Hokkaido was suffered from spare Population in that Island.

BTW, Japanese 24, 25, 28 and 29th divisions were came from three different divisional area, is it affect its cohesion in battle ?

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Re: IJA divisions: an overview

Post by Akira Takizawa » 12 Mar 2020 12:04

> That mean 35th divison other Units like engineer and Artillery were came from Hokkaido ?
Yes

> But I see Sources Hokkaido was suffered from spare Population in that Island.
So, only support units were recruited from Hokkaido, because they are small units.

> Japanese 24, 25, 28 and 29th divisions were came from three different divisional area, is it affect its cohesion in battle ?

The cohesion is a problem between soldiers in battle. It is not a problem between regiments. And they were Manchurian divisions. Divisional HQ was never partial to any regiment. So, it was not a problem.

Taki

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Re: IJA divisions: an overview

Post by Kelvin » 12 Mar 2020 14:49

Akira Takizawa wrote:
12 Mar 2020 12:04
> That mean 35th divison other Units like engineer and Artillery were came from Hokkaido ?
Yes

> But I see Sources Hokkaido was suffered from spare Population in that Island.
So, only support units were recruited from Hokkaido, because they are small units.

> Japanese 24, 25, 28 and 29th divisions were came from three different divisional area, is it affect its cohesion in battle ?

The cohesion is a problem between soldiers in battle. It is not a problem between regiments. And they were Manchurian divisions. Divisional HQ was never partial to any regiment. So, it was not a problem.

Taki
Hello, Taki, thank

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Re: IJA divisions: an overview

Post by Kelvin » 14 Mar 2020 13:31

Kelvin wrote:
12 Mar 2020 14:49
Akira Takizawa wrote:
12 Mar 2020 12:04
> That mean 35th divison other Units like engineer and Artillery were came from Hokkaido ?
Yes

> But I see Sources Hokkaido was suffered from spare Population in that Island.
So, only support units were recruited from Hokkaido, because they are small units.

> Japanese 24, 25, 28 and 29th divisions were came from three different divisional area, is it affect its cohesion in battle ?

The cohesion is a problem between soldiers in battle. It is not a problem between regiments. And they were Manchurian divisions. Divisional HQ was never partial to any regiment. So, it was not a problem.

Taki
Hello, Taki, thank
Hi, Taki, I would like to ask which was the Recruiting area for 170th Infantry regment of 104th Division ?

And also did 140th Infantry Regiment of 110th Division was from Hokkaido ? But 110th division Recruiting area was 10th division area. Thank

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Re: IJA divisions: an overview

Post by Akira Takizawa » 14 Mar 2020 14:00

170th Infantry Regiment was recruited in Hyogo Pref. 140th Infantry Regiment was recruited in Tottori Pref, 10th Division area.

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Re: IJA divisions: an overview

Post by Kelvin » 14 Mar 2020 15:11

Akira Takizawa wrote:
14 Mar 2020 14:00
170th Infantry Regiment was recruited in Hyogo Pref. 140th Infantry Regiment was recruited in Tottori Pref, 10th Division area.

Taki
Hello, Taki, thank for your answer. But 104th division belonged to 4th Division Recruiting area , why its fourth Regiment of 104th division was recruited from 10th Division area ? Thank

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Re: IJA divisions: an overview

Post by Akira Takizawa » 14 Mar 2020 17:22

Ha? You seem to confuse. The regiment from 10th Division area is 140th Infantry Regiment. It belonged to 110th Division, not 104th Division.

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Re: IJA divisions: an overview

Post by Kelvin » 15 Mar 2020 14:47

Akira Takizawa wrote:
14 Mar 2020 17:22
Ha? You seem to confuse. The regiment from 10th Division area is 140th Infantry Regiment. It belonged to 110th Division, not 104th Division.

Taki
Hi, Taki, did Hoygo perfecture not belong to 10th Division area ? As I know, 170th Inf Regiment was under 104th Division, Thank

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Re: IJA divisions: an overview

Post by Akira Takizawa » 15 Mar 2020 15:08

Aha. The half of Hoygo perfecture belonged to 10th Division and another half belonged to 4th Division. 170th Infantry Regiment homed at Sasayama, which belonged to 4th Division.

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Re: IJA divisions: an overview

Post by Kelvin » 15 Mar 2020 15:17

Akira Takizawa wrote:
15 Mar 2020 15:08
Aha. The half of Hoygo perfecture belonged to 10th Division and another half belonged to 4th Division. 170th Infantry Regiment homed at Sasayama, which belonged to 4th Division.

Taki
Hello, Taki, thank again for your help.

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Re: IJA divisions: an overview

Post by Kelvin » 15 Sep 2023 14:37

Akira Takizawa wrote:
12 Mar 2020 08:58
> the Situation in 33rd division also applied to those divisions from 32-41 ? All These divisons were organized for China garrison. Or all are organized in regular form.

35th Division was also irregular composition. It was formed at Asahikawa, but its infantry regiments came from Kanto. Other divisions were in regular form.

> And did 41st division were completely recruited from 14th division area ? As I see its infantry Regiments were recruited from Gunma, Tochigi and Ibaraki prefectures, obviously 14th divisional area.

41st Division was formed in Korea, but its infantry regiments of 35th division and other units came from Japan. So, it was completely recruited from 14th divisional area.

Taki
Hi, Taki, I would like to ask if infantry regiments of 35th Division came from Kanto, actually from where Tokyo or other divisional recruitment area ? thank

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Re: IJA divisions: an overview

Post by Akira Takizawa » 15 Sep 2023 15:07

219th Infantry Regiment from Kofu, 220th from Tokyo and 221th from Sakura. They all belonged to the recruitment area of 1st Division of Tokyo.

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Re: IJA divisions: an overview

Post by Kelvin » 16 Sep 2023 14:09

Akira Takizawa wrote:
15 Sep 2023 15:07
219th Infantry Regiment from Kofu, 220th from Tokyo and 221th from Sakura. They all belonged to the recruitment area of 1st Division of Tokyo.

Taki
Hello, Taki, thank for your help.

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