Battle of Shimushu

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 28 May 2012 22:45

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It is possible to learn, what it was for the car/unit? Fragments lay on island Shumshu
It would be desirable to identify it.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 29 May 2012 00:26

Here's the bio of some IJA and IJN officers who commanded during the battle. You mentioned the HQ of Northeast Area Fleet being included, but this is erroneous as Northeast Area Fleet had been deactivated as of 5 December 1944.

-Matt

Tsutsumi Takashi
Army Academy Class unknown (class ranking unknown)
Commanding Officer, 91st Division - 12 April 1944 - 30 September 1945

Yanagioka Takeshi
Army Academy Class unknown (class ranking unknown)
Chief-of-Staff, 91st DIvision - 30 December 1944 - 30 September 1945

I have more for the IJN officers:

Ugaki Kanji
Naval Academy Class 39 (class ranking: 66 of 148)
Promoted Midshipman - 18 July 1911
Promoted Ensign - 1 December 1912
Promoted Lieutenant (j.g.) - 1 December 1914
Promoted Lieutenant - 1 December 1918
3rd Fleet Staff - 1 December 1920 - 1 November 1921
Promoted Lieutenant Commander - 1 December 1924
1st Fleet / Combined Fleet Staff - 1 December 1925 - 15 November 1927
Promoted Commander - 30 November 1929
Maizuru Naval District Staff - 15 November 1930 - 15 November 1932
Executive Officer, Hyuga - 15 November 1932 - 15 November 1933
Promoted Captain - 15 November 1933
Commanding Officer, Tenryu - 10 November 1936 - 2 August 1937
Chief-of-Staff, Maizuru Naval District - 25 September 1937 - 22 October 1938
Chief-of-Staff, Kure Naval District - 10 October 1939 - 20 August 1941
Promoted Rear Admiral - 15 November 1939
Chief-of-Staff, Hainan Guard District - 1 September 1941 - 19 February 1943
Director of Communications School - 10 March 1943 - 1 May 1943
Promoted Vice Admiral - 1 May 1943
Director of Yokosuka Communications School - 1 May 1943 - 16 September 1943
Chief-of-Staff, China Area Fleet - 1 September 1943 - 15 December 1944
Commander-in-Chief, 12th Air Fleet - 15 March 1945 - 30 November 1945
Commander-in-Chief, Ominato Guard District - 15 March 1945 - 15 November 1945
Died - 27 September 1974

Kanome Zensuke
Naval Academy Class 44 (class rank: 47 of 95)
Promoted Midshipman - 22 November 1916
Crewmember, Tokiwa - 22 November 1916 - 17 August 1917
Promoted Ensign - 1 December 1917
Crewmember, Yamashiro - 21 February 1919 - 1 December 1919
Promoted Lieutenant (j.g.) - 1 December 1919
Promoted Lieutenant - 1 December 1922
Chief Navigator, Akikaze - 15 October 1923 - 8 November 1924
Promoted Lieutenant Commander - 10 December 1928
Naval General Staff Adjutant - 30 November 1929 - 20 June 1931
Chief Navigator, Iwate - 20 June 1931 - 15 November 1933
Promoted Commander - 15 November 1934
BatDiv 3 Staff - 16 November 1936 - 1 December 1937
Promoted Captain - 15 November 1939
Commanding Officer, Tenryu - 15 November 1939 - 15 October 1940
Naval General Staff Adjutant - 2 June 1941 - 27 July 1942
Commanding Officer, Tama - 1 August 1942 - 23 June 1943
Chief-of-Staff, Ominato Guard District - 1 July 1943 - 15 November 1945
Promoted Rear Admiral - 15 October 1944
Chief-of-Staff, 12th Air Fleet - 15 February 1945 - 15 August 1945
Director of Ominato Demobilization Bureau - 1 December 1945 - 1 January 1948
Died - 21 September 1960
SFC, MS State Guard - First Always!

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 29 May 2012 00:52

Big to you thanks.

The Lt. Gen. Fuzai Tsutsumi ordered 91st Division, there is no even its identified photo.
Unfortunately, the information on the Japanese officers has not enough.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 29 May 2012 01:15

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These are photos are made on Shimushu and Paramushir?
Whether it is possible to learn, what on them it is written?

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Akira Takizawa » 29 May 2012 06:02

First photo : Terakura Army commander on Kunashiri Island
Terakura is Lt. Gen. Shozo Terakura. He was the commander of 27th Army on Kuriles.

Second : Heads of (Northern) Area Army and 7th Division at Taiki shore, Hokkaido. (Oct. 10th, 1944)

Third : Main officers of 88th Division (Aug. 1945)

Fourth : Camouflage of regimental gun cave position (June 1944 - 290th Independent Infantry Battaion)
The place is not written, but probably Tsugaru Fortress.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 29 May 2012 06:58

I thank you for the help.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by ijnfleetadmiral » 29 May 2012 08:12

7th Division's CO in October 1944 was LTGEN Koito Koichi; CoS was Col. Tsuchida Yuzuru. 88th Division's CO in August 1945 was LTGEN Mineki Toichiro; CoS was Col. Suzuki Yasushi. 27th Army's only CO was LTGEN Terakura Shozo; it's only CoS was MGEN Suzuki Keiji. There was no 'Northern Area Army'; Northern Army was redesignated 5th Area Army on 10 March 1944, and that unit's CO in October 1944 was GEN Higuchi Kiichiro (21); it's CoS was LTGEN Kimura Matsujiro.

Here's what I have for those officers.

FWIW,

-Matt

Koito Koichi
Army Academy Class unknown (class ranking unknown)
Commanding Officer, 7th Division - 6 November 1941 - 10 September 1945

Tsuchida Yuzuru
Army Academy Class unknown (class ranking unknown)
Chief-of-Staff, 7th Division - 29 January 1943 - 12 January 1945
Chief-of-Staff, 123rd Division - 16 January 1945 - 30 September 1945

Mineki Toichiro
Army Academy Class unknown (class ranking unknown)
Chief-of-Staff, 54th Division - 1 August 1940 - 24 October 1941
Promoted Major General - date unknown
Promoted Lieutenant General - date unknown
Commanding Officer, 88th Division - 28 February 1945 - 30 September 1945

Suzuki Yasushi
Army Academy Class unknown (class ranking unknown)
Chief-of-Staff, 88th Division - 19 March 1945 - 30 September 1945

Terakura Shozo
Army Academy Class unknown (class ranking unknown)
Commanding Officer, 42nd Division - 14 May 1943 - 10 March 1944
Commanding Officer, 27th Army - 16 March 1944 - 1 February 1945
Commanding Officer, Tsingtao Defense Army - 20 August 1945 - 30 September 1945

Suzuki Keiji
Army Academy Class unknown (class ranking unknown)
Chief-of-Staff, 7th Division - 1 August 1942 - 11 June 1943
Promoted Major General - date unknown
Chief-of-Staff, 27th Army - 16 March 1944 - 1 February 1945

Higuchi Kiichiro
Army Academy Class 21 (class ranking unknown)
Chief-of-Staff, 3rd Division - 1 August 1935 - 1 March 1937
Promoted Major General - date unknown
N-2, Army General Staff - 15 July 1938 - 1 December 1939
Commanding Officer, 9th Division - 1 December 1939 - 1 August 1942
Promoted Lieutenant General - unknown date, 1942
Commanding Officer, Northern Army - 1 August 1942 - 10 March 1944
Promoted General - date unknown
Commanding Officer, 5th Area Army - 10 March 1944 - 1 December 1945
Commanding Officer, Northern Army - 1 February 1945 - 1 December 1945
Died - 11 October 1970

Kimura Matsujiro
Army Academy Class unknown (class ranking unknown)
Chief-of-Staff, 23rd Division - 11 September 1939 - 1 August 1940
Promoted Major General - date unknown
Chief-of-Staff, Northern Army - 2 December 1940 - 10 March 1944
Promoted Lieutenant General - date unknown
Chief-of-Staff, 5th Area Army - 10 March 1944 - 26 December 1944
Commanding Officer, 4th Division - 26 December 1944 - 10 September 1945
SFC, MS State Guard - First Always!

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 13 Jun 2012 03:36

Here some more photos. Whether it is possible to translate, what is written on them?
Possibly it is Hokkaido and Kuriles?

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And still a question. Can be at someone there is this card in the big size?
On it destroyed Japanese tanks and names of tankmen (?) are designated
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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Akira Takizawa » 13 Jun 2012 05:14

> Here some more photos. Whether it is possible to translate, what is written on them?
Possibly it is Hokkaido and Kuriles?

1st photo - Soya Fortress, Hokkaido
2nd photo - Ochiai, Karafuto
3rd photo - Kataoka, Shimushu
4th photo - the same photo as 1st
5th photo - Generals in Hokkaido
6th photo - Musashi, Paramushir

> And still a question. Can be at someone there is this card in the big size?

It is from "戦車第十一聯隊史"(11th Tank Regiment History). But, it is rare book and I don't have a copy.

> On it destroyed Japanese tanks and names of tankmen (?) are designated

The caption said that the grounds of this map is unknown. So, the tanker names on the map are questionable.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Sid Guttridge » 13 Jun 2012 12:46

Hi Guys,

Just to say how much I am enjoying this thread.

It is just this sort of thread that, in my opinion, makes forums such as AHF worthwhile.

Thanks to all contributors.

An appreciative Sid.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 13 Jun 2012 22:50

1st photo - Soya Fortress, Hokkaido
2nd photo - Ochiai, Karafuto
3rd photo - Kataoka, Shimushu
4th photo - the same photo as 1st
5th photo - Generals in Hokkaido
6th photo - Musashi, Paramushir
I thank you for the valuable information.

The caption said that the grounds of this map is unknown. So, the tanker names on the map are questionable.
There are still similar maps, but they are less detailed.

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 25 Jun 2012 07:07

The Japanese tank, unit 11 tank regiments which have been taken out recently in Moscow from island Shumshu.
It is Completely restored in museum Poklonnaya gora.
Reconstruction Battle of Khalkhyn Gol (Nomonhan).
Also in the near future one more tank 11 tank regiments, Type 97 Chi-Ha will be restored.
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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by Taranov » 25 Jun 2012 07:08

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In action
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Vadim Elistratov, chief of restoration team
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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 09 Dec 2012 13:49

Interesting photos from old magazine.
There is no information where these photos have been made? There can be Kuriles?

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/9/0/5/8/ ... 4344_o.jpg

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Re: Battle of Shimushu

Post by FreyFox » 23 Jan 2013 23:49

Restoration of the Japanese floating tank "Ka-Mi" in museum Poklonnaya gora.

This tank has been brought from island Shumshu. Belonged to one of group of the IJN Special Naval Landing Force (SNLF).


http://f12.ifotki.info/org/a55403113819 ... 594419.jpg

http://f12.ifotki.info/org/65e54ae26aed ... 552440.jpg

http://f12.ifotki.info/org/8eff9d7b50da ... 594664.jpg

http://f12.ifotki.info/org/33e7e58684e0 ... 552450.jpg

http://f12.ifotki.info/org/5da30fb7d237 ... 552455.jpg

http://f12.ifotki.info/org/fbd1ca3aa641 ... 594668.jpg

http://f12.ifotki.info/org/332bb3ce1ed5 ... 594669.jpg


The turret at them seems it has turned out not so well, too high. Can be eat drawings with the sizes of such tanks?

There there were two units SNLF.
Perhaps, there is an information who ordered these groups? Names of officers, the information, photos?

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