93rd Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

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93rd Division
第93師団
Active1944 - 1945
CountryEmpire of Japan
Allegiance36th army
BranchImperial Japanese Army
TypeInfantry
Garrison/HQKanazawa
Nickname(s)Resolve division
Engagementsnone

The 93rd Division (第93師団, Dai-kyūjūsan Shidan) was an infantry division in the Imperial Japanese Army. Its call sign was the Resolve Division (決兵団, Ketsu Heidan). It was created 6 July 1944 in Kanazawa. The nucleus for the formation was the training camps of the 52nd division. It was a triangular division.

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The 93rd division was assigned to 36th army upon formation. Initial location of the division headquarters was Gotemba, Shizuoka, although 203rd infantry regiment was placed in northern Chiba Prefecture while 204th infantry regiment was placed in Matsumoto, Nagano.

Later entire division was concentrated in Chiba Prefecture, where it spent the time until surrender of Japan 15 August 1945 building a fortifications without engaging in actual combat.

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Japanese infantry and armored units in Home Islands, 15 August 1945

References and further reading[edit]

  1. ^ "Organization of Japanese Infantry Divisions 1939-1945" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-06-24.

This article incorporates material from the article 第93師団 (日本軍) in the Japanese Wikipedia, retrieved on 24 June 2016.