158th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

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158th Division
第158師団
Active 1945–1945
Country Empire of Japan Empire of Japan
Allegiance 11th area army
Branch Imperial Japanese Army
Type Infantry
Size 10000
Garrison/HQ Changchun
Nickname(s) Immortal division
Engagements none

The 158th Division (第158師団, Dai-hyakugojūhachi Shidan) was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army. Its call sign was the Immortal Division (不滅兵団, Fumetsu Heidan). It was formed 10 August 1945 in Changchun as a triangular division.

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The 158th division was organised from the cadets of the training units during the Soviet invasion of Manchuria.[1] The war ended with the surrender of Japan 15 August 1945 before the 158th division can complete the organization.

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Notes and references[edit]

  • This article incorporates material from Japanese Wikipedia page 第158師団 (日本軍), accessed 14 July 2016
  • Madej, W. Victor, Japanese Armed Forces Order of Battle, 1937–1945 [2 vols], Allentown, PA: 1981.