General who led Kwantung Army's surrender

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General who led Kwantung Army's surrender

Post by August » 10 Sep 2004 09:43

Will anyone know the name of the Japanese officer who led/signed the formal surrender of Kwantung Army in Harbin, Manchuria on 22 August 1945? The Russian officer, I gather, was Major General Shelakor. Was their any formal surrender at Darien (Port Arthur)?!

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Post by Windward » 11 Sep 2004 06:21

Major General Shelakor was commander of an airborne unit (around 120 men) which was ordered to occupy Harbin airport at 7:00pm, August 18. General Hata Hikosaburo, Chief of Staff of Kwantung Army met Shelakor there and discussed about the matters concerned surrender. The formal surrender took place in Shikyo/Changchun, capital of Manchukuo, on August 22. General Yamada Otozo, chief commander of Kwantung Army, Hata Hikosaburo and Russian general Alexander Vasilevski presented.


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Post by August » 11 Sep 2004 10:10

Windward, many many thanks. Cud you please recall if there was any Vice Chief of Staff of Kwantung Army at that time.

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Post by August » 11 Sep 2004 11:20

http://cgsc.leavenworth.army.mil/carl/r ... lantz3.asp
check this out for Soviet offensive in Manchuria.

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