5th Division (Japanese Army)

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5th Division 第五師団 Daigo Shidan

Assignment

Commander

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 14 May 1888 Lt General Nozu Michitsura Cdr, Hiroshima District Cdr, 1st Army
2 29 Nov 1894 Lt General Oku Yasukata Cdr, 2nd Grd Inf Brigade Cdr, 1st Division
3 14 Oct 1896 Lt General Yamaguchi Motoomi Cdr, 3rd Inf Brigade Military Councillor
4 17 Mar 1904 Lt General Ueda Arisawa Chief of Staff, Inspectorate General Cdr, Taiwan Defense Army
5 2 Nov 1904 Lt General Kigoshi Yasutsuna 1st class, Cadet Cdr, 23rd Inf Brigade Cdr, 6th Division
6 3 Sept 1909 Lt General Otani Kikuzo 2nd class, Cadet Dir, Office of Inspectorate General Cdr, Tsingtao Defense Army
7 24 May 1915 Ohara Tsutou 5th class, Cadet
8 6 Aug 1917 Lt General Fukuda Masataro 9th class, Cadet Att, General Staffs Vice Chief of General Staffs
9 10 Oct 1918 Yamada Ryuichi 10th class, Cadet
10 18 Mar 1919 Lt General Suzuki Soroku 1st class, MA Inspector, Cavalry Cdr, 4th Division
11 5 Jun 1921 Yamada Rikutsuchi 1st class, MA
12 6 Aug 1923 Lt General Kishimoto Shikataro 5th class, MA Chief, Admin Bu, General Staffs Dir, Office of Inspectorate General
13 28 Jul 1926 Maki Tatsuyuki 5th class, MA
14 10 Aug 1928 Haraguchi Hatsutaro 8th class, MA
15 1 Aug 1930 Lt General Terauchi Hisaichi 11th class, MA Cdr, Independent Defense Unit Cdr, 4th Division
16 9 Jan 1932 Ninomiya Harushige 12th class, MA
17 5 Mar 1934 Lt General Koiso Kuniaki 12th class, MA CoS, Kwantung Army Cdr, Korea Army
18 2 Dec 1935 Hayashi Katsura 13th class, MA
19 1 Mar 1937 Lt General Itagaki Seishiro 16th class, MA CoS, Kwantung Army Att, General Staffs
20 25 May 1938 Lt General Ando Rikichi 16th class, MA Dir, Office of Inspectorate General Cdr, 21st Army
21 21 Nov 1938 Lt General Imamura Hitoshi 19th class, MA Dir, Mil Admin Bu, Ministry of Army Dir, Office of Inspectorate General
22 9 Mar 1940 Lt General Nakamura Aketo 22nd class, MA Dir, Mil Admin Bu, Ministry of Army Att, General Staffs
23 15 Oct 1940 Matsui Takuro 22nd class, MA
24 11 May 1942 Yamamoto Tsutomu 24th class, MA
25 2 Oct 1944 Yamada Seiichi 26th class, MA
15 Aug 1945 Kosakai Kinjo 27th class, MA

Chief of Staff

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
11 Mar 1931 Colonel, Inf Iwamatsu Yoshio 17th class, MA Commander, 2nd Taiwan Inf Regiment Chief, China Sect, 2nd Bu, General Staffs
9 Jan 1932

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