Battle of Shimushu

Discussions on all aspects of the Japanese Empire, from the capture of Taiwan until the end of the Second World War.
FreyFox
Member
Posts: 227
Joined: 02 Apr 2008 10:33
Location: Kamchatka

Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 16 Mar 2010 03:16

Image
Aerial photograph of Miyoshino Airfield.

Image
Aerial photograph of airfield Kataoka and islands Paramushir.

Can be eat still the same photos?


Image
Ammunition to 320мм mortar. Island Shumshu

FreyFox
Member
Posts: 227
Joined: 02 Apr 2008 10:33
Location: Kamchatka

Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 24 Mar 2010 01:36

I want to know. According to Soviet intelligence, the island was Shumshu Kuril fortress Regiment. Can you tell me what the regiment, which he was armed and who commanded them? Perhaps there are photos of officers of the regiment?

And another question. There are reports that shortly before the landing of Soviet troops from the island Shumshu in Japan, the island of Honshu were shipped heavy guns.
Known calibration guns - 120mm.
What kind of guns were shipped, and what unit they belonged to?


Thanks in advance for response

Shinobi
Member
Posts: 25
Joined: 30 Jan 2009 07:01

Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Shinobi » 02 May 2010 11:04

"cape Kodomari-saki photo". That photo is of the actual beach head established by the Soviet when they made their initial landing???

FreyFox
Member
Posts: 227
Joined: 02 Apr 2008 10:33
Location: Kamchatka

Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 03 May 2010 23:45

"cape Kodomari-saki photo". That photo is of the actual beach head established by the Soviet when they made their initial landing???
Beach starts to the left. At the Cape were the Japanese position, still bears the trench.


Image
Cape Kodomari, blasted Japanese cave shelters, which were guns.
What types of guns were stationed there, I do not know. And no
one knows who they were commanded.

Image
Cape Kotomari, Japanese trenches.
Panorama of the beach where the troops landed.
In the distance Cape Kokutan and a lighthouse on it.

Image
Beach where Soviet troops were landed. Damaged by Japanese fire the landing craft.
In the distance Cape Kokutan and a lighthouse on it.
Signed on photo is incorrect.


What the Japanese forces were on the landing, and who commanded them?

FreyFox
Member
Posts: 227
Joined: 02 Apr 2008 10:33
Location: Kamchatka

Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 04 May 2010 00:25

Image
Installing the Soviet naval flag over the base Kataoka.

Image
Base Kataoka, interrogated Japanese officers.

Type 96 15cm Cannon, who commanded these guns and how many were there?
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

marek O.
Member
Posts: 429
Joined: 26 Aug 2005 17:11
Location: Bialystok, Poland

Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by marek O. » 17 Nov 2010 13:03

Gentlemen,

I wonder if You have any knowledge about Japanese civilians on Shimushu and use of them as a paramilitary units. Because Kuriles/Chishima islands were part of Japan, Japanese citizens should have been obliged to defence of their country, like on Okinawa or Karafuto/Sachalin. Question is if they were still there or were they evacuated, like from Iwojima? So if they were still there have they took any part in the fighting? And if so how were these eventual units called?

Regards,
Marek

User avatar
Akira Takizawa
Member
Posts: 3175
Joined: 26 Feb 2006 17:37
Location: Japan

Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Akira Takizawa » 17 Nov 2010 15:51

Before the WWII, there were fishing bases on Shimushu and many fishers worked there in summer. But, these bases were closed in winter and no one stayed on the island.

After the war began, fishing bacame impossible. So, there was no civlians on the island.

Taki

FreyFox
Member
Posts: 227
Joined: 02 Apr 2008 10:33
Location: Kamchatka

Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 05 Jun 2011 12:02

I wonder if You have any knowledge about Japanese civilians on Shimushu and use of them as a paramilitary units. Because Kuriles/Chishima islands were part of Japan, Japanese citizens should have been obliged to defence of their country, like on Okinawa or Karafuto/Sachalin. Question is if they were still there or were they evacuated, like from Iwojima? So if they were still there have they took any part in the fighting? And if so how were these eventual units called?

Of the civilian population were fishermen, processors and workers in the factories fishing company "Nichiro-Giogio Kabusiki-Kaisha". As far as I know, in August 1945 they were all evacuated to the metropolis.
The work of fishing firms continued until August 1945, the Kuril Islands and even the Kamchatka Peninsula.


That photograph, taken 18 August 1945, a fish cannery company "Nichiro-Giogio Kabusiki-Kaisha", Shumshu Island, Naga Cape . Seen fishing schooner at sea. There are other similar photos.

Image

Also on the islands Shumshu and Paramushir was a large number of Korean workers who were building up military facilities.

User avatar
Akira Takizawa
Member
Posts: 3175
Joined: 26 Feb 2006 17:37
Location: Japan

Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Akira Takizawa » 05 Jun 2011 12:50

I checked and knew that the fishing of Shimushu still continued in the summer of 1945. At the end of the war, there were about 2,000 civilians including 400-500 women for fishing industry on Shimushu. About 400 men escaped from the island when the Soviets landed, but about 1,600 men remained. After the war, they worked on the island together with Russians. But, the most of them returned to Japan in 1947.

Taki

FreyFox
Member
Posts: 227
Joined: 02 Apr 2008 10:33
Location: Kamchatka

Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 05 Jun 2011 23:02

A few photos

Landing craft DS-5 (formerly the USS LCI-525), fire destroyed the Japanese guns, Shumshu island, beach Takeda.

Image




Destroyed by Japanese tanks, hill 170.8

Image




Kataoka airfield, captured the gun.

Image





Captured Japanese tanks, naval base Kataoka
Image



Artillery 101 th Infantry Division, Naval Base Kataoka
Image

FreyFox
Member
Posts: 227
Joined: 02 Apr 2008 10:33
Location: Kamchatka

Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 23 Jul 2011 10:40

Photos of travel to the island Shumshu in 2011.

http://trizna.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f ... 8&start=40

User avatar
Luftflotte2
Member
Posts: 4179
Joined: 17 Aug 2010 05:11
Location: __

Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Luftflotte2 » 23 Jul 2011 18:17

:D Great photos FreyFox!

FreyFox
Member
Posts: 227
Joined: 02 Apr 2008 10:33
Location: Kamchatka

Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 28 Aug 2011 02:19

Image
第九十一師団第二砲兵隊長・坂口元男中佐
Colonel Motoo Sakaguchi, the commander of second artillery division of a Kuril fortress regiment.

Image Image

The Japanese armies on Shumshu and Paramushir


I search for photos of the Japanese commanders 91 infantry divisions, general Fusaki, the senior officers, commanders of battalions, soldiers. They very rare, do not meet anywhere.

FreyFox
Member
Posts: 227
Joined: 02 Apr 2008 10:33
Location: Kamchatka

Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 11 Mar 2012 00:45

About 400 men escaped from the island when the Soviets landed, but about 1,600 men remained.
You are absolutely right, fishermen remained.

The quantity under the Soviet documents of the fishermen who were on islands - fishermen there were 2212 persons. It with Shimushu and Paramushiro.

FreyFox
Member
Posts: 227
Joined: 02 Apr 2008 10:33
Location: Kamchatka

Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 11 Mar 2012 23:00

Some old, post-war photos Shumshu and Paramushir.

Image Image

Image Image

Image Image

Image Image

Image Image

Return to “Japan at War 1895-1945”