Central China Expeditionary Army (Japanese Army)

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Central China Expeditionary Army (中支那派遣軍 Naka Shina Haken Gun)

Assignment

Commander

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 30 Oct 1937 General Matsui Iwane 9th class, MA Cdr, Shanghai Exp Army demobilized Commander, Central China Area Army
1 14 Feb 1938 General Hata Shunroku 12th class, MA Military Councillor Military Councillor Commander, Central China Expeditionary Army
2 15 Dec 1938 Lt General Yamada Otozo 14th class, MA Cdr, 3rd Army Inspector General 23 Sep 1939 disbanded

Chief of Staff

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appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 2 Nov 1937 Maj General Tsukada Osamu 19th class, MA Chief, 3rd Bu, General Staffs Cdt, Military College
1 15 Feb 1938 Maj General Kawabe Masakazu 19th class, MA Vice CoS, North China Area Army Dir, Office of Inspectorate General
2 31 Jan 1939 Maj General Yoshimoto Teiichi 20th class, MA CoS, 11th Army Att, General Staffs 9 Mar 1939 Lt General
23 Sept 1939 disbanded

Vice Chief of Staff

no from to rank name class previous job next job note
1 Dec 1937 31 Jul 1938 Colonel, Inf Muto Akira 25th class, MA Chief, Ope Sect, 1st Bu, General Staffs Vice CoS, North China Area Army
15 Jul 1938 12 Sept 1939 Maj General Suzuki Sosaku 24th class, MA Chief, 2nd Sect, Inspectorate General Vice CoS, China Exp Army

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