The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Moritake Tanabe

Tanabe, Moritake


* 26th of February 1889

† 11th of July 1949


(たなべ もりたけ)


1933-08-01 Colonel
1937-08-01 Major-General
1939-10-02 Lieutenant-General


1932-06-27 1933-08-01 Senior Staff Officer, Control Branch, Economic Mobilization Bureau, Ministry of War
1933-08-01 1934-09-01 Instructor of the Army Infantry School
1934-08-01 1936-03-07 Chief of Mobilization Branch, Economic Mobilization Bureau, Ministry of War
1936-03-07 1937-08-02 Commanding Officer 34th Infantry Regiment
1937-08-02 1937-10-20 Executive Officer, Military Academy
1937-10-20 1938-02-14 Chief of Staff, 10th Army
1938-02-15 1939-10-02 Commandant of the Tank School
1939-10-02 1941-08-25 General Officer Commanding 41st Division
1941-03-01 1941-11-06 Chief of Staff, Northern China Area Army
1941-11-06 1943-04-08 Vice Chief of the General Staff
1942-11-09 1942-12-22 Temporary Head of 3rd Section, General Staff
1943-04-08 1945-09-XX General Officer Commanding 25th Army [Sumatra]
1945-XX-XX 1949-XX-XX Arrested and tried as a war criminal
1949-07-24 Condemned to death and executed as a war criminal
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