160th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

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160th Division
Active 1945–1945
Country Empire of Japan Empire of Japan
Allegiance 17th area army
Branch Imperial Japanese Army
Type Infantry
Size 10000
Garrison/HQ North Jeolla Province
Nickname(s) Pyongyang protection division
Engagements none

The 160th Division (第160師団, Dai-hyakurokujū Shidan) was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army. Its call sign was the Chosun Protection Division (護鮮兵団, Gosen Heidan). It was formed 28 February 1945 in Pyongyang as a square division. It was a part of the 16 simultaneously created divisions batch numbering from 140th to 160th.


The 160th division was assigned to 17th area army. 9 May 1945, the division was sent to North Jeolla Province to prepare a coastal defenses, performing uneventfully until surrender of Japan 15 August 1945.[1] 461st infantry regiment was in Buan County, 462nd - in Gunsan, 463rd - in Seocheon County, and 464th infantry regiment - in Iksan.

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  • This article incorporates material from Japanese Wikipedia page 第160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.