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Fortress commanders

Post by VJK » 25 Jul 2006 15:14

Hi!

Can anyone please fill in the gaps for the commanders of the Tokyo Bay and Yura fortresses. I know that Lt. General Koichi Kobayashi commanded Tokyo Bay fortress on 7 Dec 1941, but I lack exact dates and commanders from 1940 - 1943.

Tokyo Bay fortress
23 Sep 1938 - 1 Aug 1940: General Sadamu Shimomura

10 Jun 1943 - 21 Jun 1944: Lt. General Shinpei Fukue
21 Jun 1944 - 30 Sep 1945: Lt. General Shihei Oba

Yura fortress
1 Mar 1938 - 1 Aug 1939: Maj. General Jiro Tozawa
1 Aug 1939 - 9 Mar 1940: Lt. General Shoichi Shimamoto
9 Mar 1940 - 1 Aug 1940: Lt. General Genroku Seki

1943 - ? : Maj. General Seiichi Takeda
1 Apr 1945 - 30 Sep 1945: Lt. General Kanji Tsuneoka

Many thanks for any help,

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Re: Fortress commanders

Post by Akira Takizawa » 25 Jul 2006 17:11

VJK wrote: Can anyone please fill in the gaps for the commanders of the Tokyo Bay and Yura fortresses. I know that Lt. General Koichi Kobayashi commanded Tokyo Bay fortress on 7 Dec 1941, but I lack exact dates and commanders from 1940 - 1943.
Tokyo Bay fortress
1 Aug 1940 - Died on 20 Dec 1940: Lt. Gen. Teiichi Shioda
26 Dec 1940 - 10 Jun 1943 : Major General Koichi Kobayashi (promoted to Lt. Gen. in 1941)

Yura fortress
1943 - 8 Apr 1945 : Maj. General Seiichi Takeda
8 Apr 1945 - 30 Sep 1945: Lt. General Kanji Tsuneoka


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Post by VJK » 25 Jul 2006 19:46

Hi Taki!

Many thanks for your speedy reply, I really appreciate it. Can you recommend an online (or book) source where I could find this information, as I have many gaps for most of the other fortresses.

Can anyone please fill in the gap for the Yura fortress between Genroku Seki and Seiichi Takeda?

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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 25 Jul 2006 21:01

Hi VJK,

Have you looked at this article in Wikipedia?
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%88%A9% ... %E5%A0%B43

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Post by VJK » 25 Jul 2006 21:04

Hi Steen!

That is one of the articles that has given me the basis for my fortress commanders, and at the same time given rise to my questions about the gaps.

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Post by Steen Ammentorp » 25 Jul 2006 21:05

Thought so ;-)

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Post by Akira Takizawa » 26 Jul 2006 03:41

> Can you recommend an online (or book) source where I could find this information, as I have many gaps for most of the other fortresses.

There is no complete list of fortress commanders anywhere. I searched for them from a dictionary of the IJA generals and other sources.


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Post by Joan Pinyol » 26 Aug 2007 09:24

Dear Mr. VJK,

I compiled the serials for Japanese fortress commanders from 1937 to 1945. It is not complete, but I think it is 'almost' complete:

Amami Oshima Fortress:
Colonel Shuzo Takahashi 26 June 1935 1 Mar 1937
Colonel Yogoro Fujita 1 Mar 1937 1 Feb 1939
Lieutenant Colonel Michio Kaifuku 1 Aug 1940 11 Sep 1941
Colonel Yusuke Miyauchi 11 Sep 1941 1 Aug 1942
Colonel Niichi Inoue 1 Aug 1942 10 May 1944


Chichi Jima Fortress (Bonin Islands):
Colonel Teizo Komokuchi 1 Aug 1936 25 Jan 1941
Lieutenant Colonel Goiichi Kawakami 25 Jan 1941 1 Aug 1942
Major General Kotoo Osuga 14 Feb 1944 27 May 1944
(From 18 Feb 1944 it was a concurrent command with Ogasawara Area Group / 31st Army)

Funauki Fortress (Okinawa)
Colonel Kenji Shimonaga 5 Oct 1941 3 May 1944

Hoyo Fortress (Kyushu):
Major General Sukekuro Hirano 1 Aug 1935 1 Aug 1936
Major General Shuntoku Nagami 1 Aug 1936 1 Aug 1937
Colonel Tada Takita 1 Aug 1937 15 July 1938
Major General Genichi Tamura 15 July 1938 9 Mar 1939
Colonel Gyoshu Ono 9 Mar 1939 18 Sep 1939
Colonel Yasumasa Fuse 18 Sep 1939 5 Apr 1942
Major General Takamichi Uchiyama 1 Dec 1944 1 June 1945
Major General Mitsuji Sannomiya 2 Aug 1943 14 July 1944
Major General Ken Watanabe 2 Nov 1944 23 May 1945


Iki Fortress (Kyushu):
Colonel Wakichiro Fukushima 1 Aug 1934 1 Aug 1936
Major General Shuzo Tedzuka 1 Aug 1936 1 Aug 1937
Major General Seitaro Neagari 2 Aug 1937 9 Mar 1939
Colonel Enemoto Miya 9 Mar 1939 2 Dec 1940
Major General Toshio Muraji 2 Dec 1940 26 June 1942
Major General Giichiro Mishima 26 June 1942 14 Feb 1944
Major General Koji Chichinami 14 Feb 1944 30 Sep 1945

Maizuru Fortress (Honshu):
Major General Monya Kikuchi 1 Aug 1934 23 Mar 1936
Colonel Tadahiko Nakao 28 Mar 1936 2 Aug 1937
Colonel Wakichiro Fukushima 2 Aug 1937 1 Mar 1938
Colonel Mori Kato 1 Mar 1938 5 Dec 1938
Major General Kanji Ishiwara 5 Dec 1938 1 Aug 1939
Major General Kineo Kitajima 1 Aug 1939 18 July 1940
Colonel Soji Murakami 2 Dec 1940 1 Apr 1942
Colonel Goichi Onitake 1 Apr 1942 2 Aug 1943
Colonel Ko Tochigi 2 Aug 1943 21 June 1944
Lieutenant Colonel Kichi Yonekura 21 June 1944 30 Sep 1945


Mototaka Fortress (Formosa) (It was also called Keelung Fortress or Kiinur Fortress):
Major General Kanichi Nakajima 23 Jan 1934 15 Mar 1935
Major General Ken Watanabe 15 Mar 1935 23 Mar 1936
Colonel Nobuo Kansaki 28 Mar 1936 2 Aug 1937
Colonel Tsune Ishii 15 Aug 1936 6 Aug 1937
Colonel Kyosuke Shitaeda 1 Mar 1938 15 July 1938
Major General Harashu Awameshi 15 July 1938 2 Oct 1939
Lieutenant General Hiraku Seya 2 Oct 1939 1 Aug 1940
Major General Kurihanao Yamagata 1 Aug 1940 28 June 1941
Major General Yasushi Inoue 28 June 1941 6 Mar 1942
Major General Kotoo Osuga 6 Mar 1942 14 Feb 1944

Nagasaki Fortress (Kyushu):
Major General Seitaro Akiyama 1 Aug 1935 1 Aug 1936
Major General Yutaka Kokorozashi 1 Aug 1936 1 Nov 1937
Major General Riatsushi Nishimura 1 Nov 1937 15 July 1938
Major General Seiji Nozaki 1 Mar 1941 1941
Major General Masao Tsukinoki 1942 1942
Lieutenant General Motojiro Taniguchi 1 Apr 1945 23 May 1945

Nakagusuku-Wan Fortress (Okinawa):
Colonel Noritsugi Kenzi 5 Oct 1941 3 May 1944

North Kuril Fortress Kuril islands) (It was also named as Kitachishima Fortress or North Chishima Fortress):
Major General Toichiro Mineki 24 Oct 1941 13 Aug 1943

Pescadores Island Fortress (Formosa) (It was also named Kojima Fortress, or Hokoto Fortress):
Lieutenant General Yasujiro Satake 15 Mar 1935 7 Mar 1936
Major General Seiutsuwa Kanematsu 7 Mar 1936 1 Mar 1937
Major General Shouni Kuwana 1 Mar 1937 7 Dec 1937
Major General Shigesumi Otsuma 15 May 1938 9 Mar 1939
Major General Jiro Komatsu 9 Mar 1939 1 Aug 1940
Major General Kiyoshi Kazahaya 1 Aug 1940 1 Dec 1942
Colonel Genkichi Ukai 1 Dec 1942 9 Jan 1945

Port Arthur Fortress (Manchuria) (It was also named Ryojun Fortress):
Lieutenant General Minoru Tanaka 10 Dec 1934 2 Dec 1935
Lieutenant General Saburo Nakajima 2 Dec 1935 1 Aug 1936
Lieutenant General Yoshi Ito 15 July 1938 1 Aug 1939
Lieutenant General Sentoki Ide 1 Aug 1939 1 Aug 1940
Major General Yoneo Ota 1 Aug 1940 1 Apr 1942
Lieutenant General Genzo Yanagida 23 June 1944 Oct 1944

Pusan Fortress (Korea) (It was also named Mamuro Bay Fortress or Chinhae Bay Fortress):
Colonel Gun Hashimoto 11 Oct 1935 1 Aug 1936
Major General Tsunetaro Ishihara 1 Aug 1936 15 July 1938
Lieutenant General Kyoji Koizumi 15 July 1938 9 Mar 1939
Major General Genpei Shimoyama 9 Mar 1939 1 Dec 1939
Major General Otosaburo Yano 1 Dec 1939 22 July 1940
Major General Kazuo Otsu 22 July 1940 10 Aug 1941
Major General Takeo Ban 10 Aug 1941 26 June 1942
Major General Sadanao Ishimoto 10 June 1943 10 May 1944
Major General Takuma Ishikawa 10 May 1944 30 Sep 1945


Ratsu Fortress (Korea) (It was also named as Rajin, Rashin or Najin Fortress):
Colonel Yonekichi Komeoka 1 Aug 1936 2 Aug 1937
Colonel Tokutaro Nakajima 2 Aug 1937 16 Jan 1939
Colonel Noboru Toyama 16 Jan 1939 11 Nov 1939
Colonel Hitoshi Usuda 11 Nov 1939 15 Jan 1940
Colonel Juro Adachi 15 Jan 1940 19 Jan 1942
Major General Akisaburo Futami 1 Dec 1942 1 Mar 1945
Major General Takashi Tanaka 1 Mar 1945 1 Apr 1945
Lieutenant General Hiraku Seya 1 Apr 1945 30 Sep 1945

Reisui Fortress (Korea) (It was also named as Yosu Fortress or Yeosu Fortress):
no data

Shimonoseki Fortress (Kyushu):
Lieutenant General Kumaya Shimomoto 1 Aug 1934 15 Mar 1935
Lieutenant General Shigeru Hayashi 15 Mar 1935 7 Mar 1936
Lieutenant General Osamu Matsumura 7 Mar 1936 8 Feb 1937
Major General Seiin Matsumura 8 Feb 1937 1 Mar 1938
Major General Eijiro Tajima 1 Mar 1938 2 Oct 1939
Lieutenant General Katsuji Imamura 2 Oct 1939 1 Aug 1940
Major General Hiroshi Sanchi 1 Aug 1940 15 Oct 1941
Lieutenant General Yoshio Ishii 15 Oct 1941 1 Aug 1942
Lieutenant General Tamejin Sakuma 1 Aug 1942 25 Mar 1943
Major General Shigekazu Takahashi 25 Mar 1943 8 Aug 1944
Major General Yoshihito Masai 8 Aug 1944 20 Jan 1945
Major General Sounin Nagano 20 Jan 1945 30 Sep 1945

Soya Fortress (Hokkaido):
Colonel Hideo Sazawa 15 Aug 1941 1 Mar 1943
Lieutenant Colonel Heiya 1 Mar 1943 9 Mar 1945
Colonel Akiji Yoshimura 9 Mar 1945 30 Sep 1945

Takao Fortress (Formosa) (It was also named Kausing Fortress or Kaohsiung Fortress, or Gaoxing Fortress. It is referred as Koyu Fortress too):
Colonel Akira Takashina 2 Aug 1937 15 July 1938
Colonel Yoshihide Hayashi 15 July 1938 1 Aug 1939
Major General Asihiko Matsura 1941 25 Dec 1941
Lieutenant General Kineo Kitajima 6 Apr 1944 19 Mar 1945

Tokyo Bay Fortress (Yokosuka)
Lieutenant General Motonaga Suzuki 28 Apr 1936 1 Mar 1937
Major General Seiichi Saeki 1 Mar 1937 26 Aug 1937
Major General Rinzo Ando 26 Aug 1937 12 Sep 1938
Major General Masao Yokoyama 12 Sep 1938 23 Sep 1938
Major General Sadamu Shimomura 23 Sep 1938 1 Aug 1940
Lieutenant General Teiichi Shioda 1 Aug 1940 20 Dec 1940
Major General Koichi Kobayashi 26 Dec 1940 10 June 1943
Lieutenant General Shinpei Fukei 10 June 1943 21 June 1944
Lieutenant General Shihei Oba 21 June 1944 19 June 1945

Tsugaru Fortress (Hokkaido):
Major General Takichi Hirono 1 Aug 1936 14 Aug 1937
Major General Hiroshi Takeuchi 14 Aug 1937 1 Mar 1938
Major General Takeshi Imanaka 1 Mar 1938 9 Mar 1939
Colonel Ryo Kosazi 9 Mar 1939 9 Mar 1940
Major General Motohiro Suemitsu 9 Mar 1940 1 Dec 1941
Major General Shinichi Kijima 1 Dec 1941 18 Feb 1941
Major General Yoshitsugu Takeuchi 18 Feb 1943 16 May 1944
Major General Tadashi Suzuki 16 May 1944 12 June 1945
Major General Shiro Tomabechi 12 June 1945 31 Aug 1945

Tsushima Fortress (Nagasaki prefecture):
Major General Kanichi Fujii 1 Dec 1936 1 Nov 1937
Major General Juro Goto 1 Nov 1937 15 July 1938
Major General Umon Iwakura 15 July 1938 1 Aug 1940
Major General Ryutaro Koga 1 Aug 1940 3 Feb 1942
Lieutenant General Teiji Imamura 1943 1943
Major General Kiyotake Kawaguchi 1 Mar 1945 1 Apr 1945
Lieutenant General Takehira Nagase 15 Apr 1945 31 Aug 1945

Yongfung Bay Fortress (Korea)
Colonel Yasushi Sunakawa 1 Aug 1936 1 Mar 1938
Colonel Isamu Tada 31 Aug 1945


Yura Fortress (Honshu):
Lieutenant General Sen Morita 1 Dec 1934 7 Mar 1936
Major General Sumei Ura 7 Mar 1936 1 Mar 1937
Major General Masao Yokoyama 1 Mar 1937 1 Mar 1938
Major General Jiro Tozawa 1 Mar 1938 1 Aug 1939
Major General Shoichi Shimamoto 1 Aug 1939 9 Mar 1940
Major General Genroku Seki 9 Mar 1940 1 Aug 1940
Major General Masakazu Takeda 9 Nov 1942 8 Apr 1945
Lieutenant General Kanji Tsuneoka 8 Apr 1945 30 Sep 1945

I hope it will help you in your research. When I'l find new data, I'l hang it here.

Kindly regards,

Joan Pinyol

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Post by VJK » 26 Aug 2007 10:53

Hi Joan!

Many thanks for your supplementals - here are a few for you:

Chichijima fortress
1 Sep 1942 - 14 Feb 1944: Maj. General Naoki Kimura

Hoyo fortress
14 Jul 1944 - 2 Nov 1944: Lt. General Giichiro Mishima

Nagasaki fortress
8 Aug 1932 - 1 Aug 1936: Maj. General Seitaro Akiyama
1 Aug 1936 - 1 Nov 1937: Lt. General Minoru Shiki
1 Nov 1937 - 15 Jul 1938: Lt. General Rion Nishimura
15 Jul 1938 - 9 Mar 1939: Maj. General Hachisaburo Nishihara
9 Mar 1939 - 15 Apr 1939: Maj. General Chinmei Yokoyama
26 Apr 1939 - 1 Aug 1940: Maj. General Kyozo Ono
1 Aug 1940 - 6 Nov 1941: Lt. General Kazuo Kitagawa
6 Nov 1941 - 13 Oct 1942: Lt. General Seiji Nozaki
13 Oct 1942 - 1 Apr 1945: Maj. General Masao Tsukinoki
1 Apr 1945 -1 Jun 1945: Lt. General Motojiro Taniguchi

Reisui fortress
? - 30 Sep 1945: Colonel Futayo Miyanaga

Shimonoseki fortress
1 Mar 1938 - 20 Aug 1938: Lt. General Eijiro Tajima
20 Aug 1938 - 1 May 1939: Lt. General Yajiro Kishi
1 May 1939 - 2 Oct 1939:
2 Oct 1939 - 1 Aug 1940: Lt. General Katsuji Imamura

Takao fortress
6 Apr 1944 - 20 Feb 1945: Lt. General Kikosu Kitajima
20 Feb 1945 - 30 Sep 1945: Maj. General Sadao Murata

Yongfung Bay fortress
1 Aug 1936 - 1 Mar 1938: Maj. General Yasushi Sunagawa
1 Mar 1938 - 10 Nov 1939: Colonel Kyuu Tanaka
10 Nov 1939 - 2 Aug 1943: Colonel Tadao Matsushima
? - ? : Colonel Ryuzaburo Ikeda
? - 31 Aug 1945: Colonel Isamu Tada

Best regards,

VJK

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Post by Joan Pinyol » 26 Aug 2007 11:42

Many thanks Mr. VJK

The second part of this work is the order of battle of Japanese fortresses. I'm collecting data about this issue. I expect that in 2 weeks I can start to hang here these orders.

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