143rd Division (Imperial Japanese Army)
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The 143rd Division (第143師団 Dai-hyakuyonjusan Shidan?) was one of eighteen Coastal Defense Divisions raised by the Japanese to defend the coast of their homeland from an anticipated Allied invasion, on the 28th of February 1945. Each Division of the series between 140 and 160 had four infantry regiments. The 145th[clarification needed] Division had 401st, 402nd, 403rd and 404th Infantry Regiments with other artillery, engineer, antitank, rocket artillery, and other divisional units.
Reference and further reading
- Madej, W. Victor. Japanese Armed Forces Order of Battle, 1937-1945 [2 vols]
Allentown, PA: 1981
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