Major-General Shizuo Sakaguchi


Major-General Shizuo Sakaguchi

Major-General Shizuo Sakaguchi was promoted to the rank of Major-General in August 1938.

He became a brigade commander and commanded 12th Brigade in September 1939. He was the commanding general of the Infantry Group of 56th Division from November 1941 (Infantry Group Commander of 56th Division- Sakaguchi Detachment) and took part in Dutch East Indies Campaign.

See the articles on Tarakan, Balikpapan Raid, Balikpapan, Bandjermasin and Java.

He became commander of "Zentsuji Division" in June 1943, with promotion to the rank of Lt-General.

He was the commander of 65th Division in August 1944, attached to Western District Army Command in March 1945 and finally placed on the reserve list in April 1945.

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