The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Hisakazu Tanaka

Tanaka, Hisakazu


* 16th of March 1889

† 27th of March 1947


(たなか ひさかず)


1934-03-05 Colonel
1937-12-28 Major-General
1940-08-01 Lieutenant-general


1932-06-09 1933-08-01 Senior Staff Officer, Recruiting Branch, Military Service Bureau, Ministry of War
1933-08-01 1935-03-15 Instructor at the Army Infantry School
1935-03-15 1937-03-01 Commanding Officer 1st Imperial Guards Regiment
1937-08-01 1938-02-19 Instructor at the War College
1938-02-19 1938-09-08 Chief of Staff, Taiwan Army District
1938-09-08 1939-08-01 Chief of Staff, 21st Army
1939-08-01 1940-09-28 Commandant of Toyama Army School
1940-09-28 1943-03-01 General Officer Commanding 21st Division
1943-03-01 1945-09-XX General Officer Commanding 23rd Army [China]
1944-12-16 1945-09-XX Governor-General of Hong Kong
1946-03-XX 1946-10-XX Arrested and tried as a war criminal
1946-10-XX Condemned to death as a war criminal
1947-03-27 Executed [China]
Picture source: Courtesy of Anonymous