2nd Guards Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

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2nd Guards Division
Active 1943-1945
Country  Japan Empire of Japan
Branch War flag of the Imperial Japanese Army.svg Imperial Japanese Army
Size Division
Engagements World War II
Disbanded 1945

The Imperial Japanese Army's 2nd Guards Division (近衛第2師団 Konoe Dai-ni Shidan?) was renumbered from the Imperial Guards Division in June 1943, when the 1st Guards Division was activated.

Its organization was:

2nd Guards Division

  • 3rd Guards Infantry Regiment
  • 4th Guards Infantry Regiment
  • 5th Guards Infantry Regiment
  • Guards Recon Regiment
  • 2nd Guards Field Artillery Regiment
  • 2nd Guards Field Engineer Regiment
  • Support units


  • Madej, W. Victor, Japanese Armed Forces Order of Battle, 1937-1945 [2 vols] Allentown, PA: 1981.