Assistant Japanese Military Attache Berlin

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Assistant Japanese Military Attache Berlin

Post by stein55 » 26 Jan 2005 17:26

Does anyone have info on the Japanese Assistant Military Attache Colonel Yamamoto in Berlin. He was there from 1941 until 1943 when he returned to Japan via Russia or Turkey

He had constant interesting proposals on formenting trouble in Afghanista, India and across the Middle East

He worked very closely with Col Lahousen of the Abwehr

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Post by hisashi » 29 Jan 2005 16:00

YAMAMOTO Satoshi (birth/death unknown)
Jan 1939 Atache in Berlin embassy
Aug 1940 promoted to colonel
Among other intelligence tasks, he had been ordered to pay attention to Subhas Chandre Bose. After Japan declared war to the UK, Bose eagerly wanted to return to Asia to take part in the battle against Britain. At this stage of war, Japan did not plan costly invasion toward India itself, and was satisfied with Rash Bihari Bose as a disturber to India.
In 1942, Japan succeeded to persuade Soviet to issue some transit visas for embassy staffs to get informations about the situation in Europe. Colonel Yamamoto was one of them and reached to Tokyo in Jan 1943. Perhaps before he returned to Japan, he was appointed as a trainer in Hamamatsu (Shizuoka prefecture) aviation school. I have no idea whether this appointment was a nominal one for an intelligence officer.
In fact, he, and Subhas Chandre Bose, was needed in the southeast Asia. Indian National Army was poorly coordinated both from viewpoints of Indian nationalists and that of Japanese army. In order to reorganize INA as a massive troop for agressive operation in Burma, Japanese government persuaded Germany to return Subhas to Asia. Yamamoto was assigned as the chief of Hikari organization, which supported INA for Japanese interest. He accomodated Subhas in Sumatra, and later cooperated togrther in Burma.
Aug 1944 promoted to major general
Nov 1944 staff-in-chief, 13th army(Shanghai)
Mar 1945 principal, Nakano school (espionage school of Japanese Army)

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Post by stein55 » 31 Jan 2005 13:26

Two words :

Terrific + Thanks !

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