North China Area Army (Japanese Army)

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North China Area Army (北支那方面軍 Kita Shina Homen Gun)

Assignemnt

Commander

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 26 Aug 1937 General Terauchi Hisaichi 11th class, MA Military Councillor Military Councillor
2 9 Dec 1938 General Sugiyama Hajime 12th class, MA Military Councillor Military Councillor
3 21 Sep 1939 Lt General Tada Hayao 15th class, MA Cdr, 3rd Army Military Councillor
4 7 Jul 1941 General Okamura Yasuji 16th class, MA Military Councillor Cdr, 6th Area Army
5 25 Aug 1944 General Okabe Naozaburo 18th class, MA Cdr, 3rd Area Army Cdr, 6th Area Army
6 22 Nov 1944 Lt General Shimomura Sadamu 20th class, MA Cdr, Western Army Minister of Army 7 May 1945 General
7 19 Aug 1945 Lt General Nemoto Hiroshi 23rd class, MA Cdr, Inner-Mongolia Resident Army disbanded due to Japanese surrender

Chief of Staff

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 26 Aug 1937 Maj General Okabe Naozaburo 18th class, MA Chief, Admin Bu, Tech Command Cdr, 1st Division 1 Nov 1937 Lt General
2 15 Jul 1938 Lt General Yamashita Tomoyuki 18th class, MA Cdr, China Res Mixed Brigade Cdr, 4th Division
3 23 Sept 1939 Kasahara Yukio 22nd class, MA
4 1 Mar 1941 Tanabe Moritake 22nd class, MA
5 6 Nov 1941 Adachi Hatazo 22nd class, MA
6 9 Nov 1942 Lt General Okido Sanji 25th class, MA Cdr, 22nd Division Cdr, MP Headquarter
7 14 Oct 1944 Takahashi Tan 27th class, MA

Vice Chief of Staff

no from to rank name class previous job next job note
26 Aug 1937 15 Feb 1938 Maj General Kawabe Masakazu 19th class, MA Cdr, China Res Inf Brigade CoS, Central China Exp Army
14 Apr 1938 10 Jun 1938 Maj General Machijiri Kazumoto 21st class, MA Dir, MA Bu, Ministry of Army CoS, 2nd Army
15 Jul 1938 10 Mar 1939 Maj General Nemoto Hiroshi 23rd class, MA Chief, Ad Bu, Sp Div, N China Area Army Vice Chief, N China Conn, Asian Dev Agency
31 Jul 1938 30 Sept 1939 Colonel, Inf Muto Akira 25th class, MA Vice CoS, Central China Area Army Dir, MA Bu, Ministry of Army 9 Mar 1939 Maj General

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