China Expeditionary Army (Japanese Army)

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

Assignment

Commander-in-chief

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 12 Sep 1939 General Nishio Toshizo 14th class, MA Inspector General Military Councillor
2 1 Mar 1941 General Hata Shunroku 12th class, MA Military Councillor Inspector General 2 Jun 1944 Field Marshal
3 23 Nov 1944 General Okamura Yasuji 16th class, MA Cdr, 6th Area Army disbanded due to Japanese surrender

Chief of Staff

no date of
appointment
rank name class previous job next job note
1 4 Sep 1939 Lt General Itagaki Seishiro 16th class, MA Att, General Staffs Cdr, Korea Army
2 7 Jul 1941 Lt General Ushiroku Jun 17th class, MA Cdr, South China Area Army Cdr, Middle Army
3 17 Aug 1942 Lt General Kawabe Masakazu 19th class, MA Cdr, 3rd Army Cdr, Burma Area Army
4 18 Mar 1943 Lt General Matsui Takuro 22nd class, MA Military Advisor, ROC in Nanking Commander, Thirteenth Army
5 1 Feb 1945 Lt General Kobayashi Asasaburo 24th class, MA Chief of Staff, Mainland Air Defense disbanded due to Japanese surrender

Vice Chief of Staff

no from to rank name class previous job next job note
1 12 Sept 1939 1 Dec 1939 Maj General Suzuki Sosaku 24th class, MA Vice CoS, Central China Exp Army Att, General Staffs

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