Eighth Area Army (Japan)

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The Eighth Area Army was an area army of the Imperial Japanese Army. The army was formed on 9 November 1942, becoming effective on 26 November at Rabaul as part of the Southern Army.[1] The army was disbanded in September 1945.

Commanders[edit]

Chief of Staff[edit]

  • Lt. General Rinpei Kato (9 Nov 1942 - Sep 1945)

Vice Chief of Staff[edit]

  • Maj. General Ketsu Sato (9 Nov 1942 - 2 Aug 1943)
  • Maj. General Yadoru Arisue (2 Aug 1943 - 29 Aug 1943)
  • Maj. General Kohei Takeshi (11 Sep 1943 - 19 Jun 1944)

Organisation[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "8. Area Army (Japan)". Axis History Factbook. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Chapter VIII, Defence of Papua, Reports of General MacArthur,JAPANESE OPERATIONS IN THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA, VOLUME II - PART I". U.S. ARMY CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY. Retrieved 3 January 2011.