Umezu Yoshijiro

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General Umezu Yoshijiro 梅津美治郎 (4 Jan 1882 - 8 Jan 1949) was a Japanese military officer.

History

date rank title job
17 Mar 1923 Senior Staff, Military Section, Military Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Army
15 Dec 1924 Colonel, Infantry Commander, 3rd Infantry Regiment
1 Dec 1926 Chief, Organization and Mobilization Section, Administration Bureau, General Staffs
1 Aug 1930 Major General Commander, 1st Infantry Brigade
1 Aug 1931 Chief, Administration Bureau, General Staffs
1 Aug 1933 Att, General Staffs
5 Mar 1934 Commander, China Resident Army
1 Aug 1934 Lieutenant General
1 Aug 1935 Commander, 2nd Division
23 Mar 1936 Vice Minister of Army
22 Apr 1936 Vice Minister of Army / acting Director, Army Ordnance Factory
1 Aug 1936 Vice Minister of Army
30 May 1938 Commander, First Army
7 Sept 1939 Commander, Kwantung Army
1 Aug 1940 General
1 Oct 1942 Commander-in-Chief, Kwantung Army
18 Jul 1944 Chief of General Staffs
23 Sept 1945 Chief of General Staffs / acting Commander-in-Chief, First General Army
1 Oct 1945 Chief of General Staffs
15 Oct 1945 Military Councillor
30 Nov 1945 Reserve
8 Jan 1949 died (66)


Preceded by
Furusho Motoo
Vice Minister of Army
23 Mar 1936 - 30 May 1938
Succeeded by
Tojo Hideki
Preceded by
Ueda Kenkichi
Commander, Kwantung Army
7 Sept 1939 - 1 Oct 1942
reorganization
reorganization
CinC, Kwantung Army
1 Oct 1942 - 18 Jul 1944
Succeeded by
Yamada Otozo
Preceded by
Tojo Hideki
Chief of General Staffs
18 Jul 1944 - 15 Oct 1945
abolished
Preceded by
Doihara Kenji
CinC, First General Army
(acting)

23 Sept 1945 - 1 Oct 1945
Succeeded by
Kawabe Masakazu