Japanese Cavalry

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Japanese Cavalry

Post by Peter H » 17 Aug 2005 07:37

Any details on Japanese cavalry would be appreciated.

Japanese cavalry scouting near Ping-Yang 1904


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Japanese Cavalry Unit Marches into Beijing, July 31, 1937

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Post by VJK » 17 Aug 2005 10:16

Hi Peter!

This is all I have:-

Cavalry Group:
Formed 21 April 1933 consisting of the 1st Cavalry Brigade and 4th Cavalry Brigade. The 3rd Cavalry Brigade was added in October 1937. Disbanded on 1 December 1942 with the formation of the 3rd Tank Division.

Assigned to Kwantung Army: April 1933
Assigned to Northern China Area Army: June 1938
Assigned to Mongolia Garrison Army: February 1939

21 Apr 1933 - 1 Aug 1934: Maj. General Okiie Usami
1 Aug 1934 - 1 Aug 1935: General Shigeru Hasunuma
1 Aug 1935 - 2 Aug 1937: Lt. General Heijuro Kasai
2 Aug 1937 - 1 Dec 1937: Lt. General Shiro Inaba
1 Dec 1937 - 7 Jan 1939: Lt. General Shoichi Naito
7 Jan 1939 - 2 Oct 1939: Lt. General Shin Yoshida
2 Oct 1939 - 2 Dec 1940: Lt. General Kichizo Kojima
2 Dec 1940 - 1 Oct 1941: Lt. General Masao Baba
1 Oct 1941 - 1 Dec 1942: Lt. General Isaku Nishihara

1st Cavalry brigade: (Formed 3 November 1901)
13th Cavalry regiment
14th Cavalry regiment
1st Horse artillery regiment
Brigade machine- gun unit
Brigade anti-tank unit
Brigade tank unit
Brigade transport unit

4th Cavalry brigade: (Formed 1 April 1909)
25th Cavalry regiment
26th Cavalry regiment
4th Horse artillery regiment
Brigade machine-gun unit
Brigade anti-tank unit
Brigade tank unit
Motorised infantry battalion
Brigade transport unit

3rd Cavalry brigade: (Formed 1 April 1909)
23rd Cavalry regiment
24th Cavalry regiment
3rd Horse artillery regiment
Brigade machine-gun unit
Brigade anti-tank unit
Brigade tank unit
Brigade transport unit


Source:- http://imperialarmy.hp.infoseek.co.jp/index.html

Best regards,

VJK

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Post by TRose » 17 Aug 2005 10:29

A Japanes Cavalry Regiment was really about the size of a battlelion. A good number of 'A' and 'B' division had one attach to them for recon purposes

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Post by Peter H » 18 Aug 2005 10:31

Thanks gents. :)

Conversion to mechanised formations must have been common as well.

http://f16.parsimony.net/forum27947/messages/899.htm

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Post by TRose » 19 Aug 2005 06:05

The break down of a Japanese Cavalry regiment was
Hq (82 men)
Regimental train(200 men)
3 rifle and sabre companies(170 men each)
Machinegun company(150 men)
total manpower was 950 men

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Post by Lt.Amuro » 25 Aug 2005 09:06

Each division had a cavalry regiment.
When the China Incident started, cavalry regiments were reedited to the search regiments one after another.
The cavalry regiments that remained the end of the war were very few.
JIA had 4 cavalry brigades.
1st and 2nd cavalry brigade were reedited to 3rd tank division and 3rd cavalry brigade was dissolved. Only 4th cavalry brigade remained the end of the war and took an active part in China.

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Re: Japanese Cavalry

Post by Nicole S. » 07 Oct 2009 19:13

Does anybody know good books in english or japanes with good picture-material on Japanese Cavalry? Or any websites on this topic?

Horrido!

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Re: Japanese Cavalry

Post by Nicole S. » 10 Oct 2009 21:34

Nicole S. wrote:Does anybody know good books in english or japanes with good picture-material on Japanese Cavalry? Or any websites on this topic?

Horrido!

Nicole
No one?? :cry:

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Post by Akira Takizawa » 11 Oct 2009 01:54

Nicole S. wrote:Does anybody know good books in english or japanes with good picture-material on Japanese Cavalry? Or any websites on this topic?
日本騎兵写真集 by 萌黄会

This book is out of print. But, you may get a copy from the following page.
http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/switch-langu ... ge=en%5FJP

Yaki

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Re: Japanese Cavalry

Post by Nicole S. » 11 Oct 2009 18:26

Thank you very much, Gentlemen! :D

I have discovered the following images in the book "Pferd&Reiter im Zweiten Weltkrieg" by Janusz Piekalkiewicz.

First one is supposed to be 1st Kav.Rgt. in Manchuria:
kav.1.jpg
Second one shows sabre-training:
kav.2.jpg
Horrido!

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Re: Japanese Cavalry

Post by Nicole S. » 14 Oct 2009 12:26

Peter H wrote:A Japanese website:

http://japanese-cavalry.cocolog-nifty.com/

Hm, does anybody know how I could contact him/them?

I am sorrowly not able to read japanese :cry:

Horrido!

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Post by Akira Takizawa » 14 Oct 2009 12:40

Nicole S. wrote:Hm, does anybody know how I could contact him/them?
The mail address of the blog author
moegi_cavalru@msn.com

I don't know if he understands English. Don't expect for reply, there are not many Japanese who will answer to English mail.

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