Kawabe Masakazu

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General Kawabe Masakazu 河辺正三 (5 Dec 1886 - 2 Mar 1965) was a Japanese military officer.

History

date rank title job
15 Nov 1927 Instructor, Military College
1 Aug 1929 Military Attache to Germany
1 Aug 1931 Colonel, Infantry
6 Feb 1932 Attendant, General Staffs
11 Apr 1932 Commander, 6th Infantry Regiment
1 Aug 1933 Commander, Army Infantry School Regiment
5 Mar 1934 Chief, 1st Section, Inspectorate General
7 Mar 1936 Major General Attendant, Inspectorate General
30 Apr 1936 Commander, China Resident Infantry Brigade
26 Aug 1937 Vice Chief of Staff, North China Area Army
15 Feb 1938 Chief of Staff, Central China Expeditionary Army
31 Jan 1939 Director, Office of Inspectorate General
9 Mar 1939 Lieutenant General
12 Sep 1939 Director, Office of Inspectorate General / acting Inspector General
14 Oct 1939 Director, Office of Inspectorate General
9 Mar 1940 Commander, 12th Division
1 Mar 1941 Commander, Third Army
17 Aug 1942 Chief of Staff, China Expeditionary Army
18 Mar 1943 Commander, Burma Area Army
30 Aug 1944 Attendant, General Staffs
1 Dec 1944 Commander, Middle Army
1 Feb 1945 Commander, Fifteenth Area Army / Commander, Middle Army District
9 Mar 1945 General
7 Apr 1945 Commander-in-Chief, Air General Army
16 Aug 1945 Commander-in-Chief, Air General Army / Director, Army Air Command
1 Oct 1945 Commander-in-Chief, First General Army / Director, Army Air Command
30 Nov 1945 Reserve
2 Mar 1965 died (78)

relations


Preceded by
Nishio Toshizo
Inspector General
(acting)

12 Sept 1939 - 14 Oct 1939
Succeeded by
Yamada Otozo
New organization
Commander, Burma Area Army
18 Mar 1943 - 30 Aug 1944
Succeeded by
Kimura Heitaro
New organization
Commander, Fifteenth Area Army
1 Feb 1945 - 7 Apr 1945
Succeeded by
Uchiyama Eitaro
New organization
CinC, Air General Army
7 Apr 1945 - 1 Oct 1945
dissolved
Preceded by
Umezu Yoshijiro
CinC, First General Army
1 Oct 1945 - end of war
dissolved