3rd Guards Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

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3rd Guards Division
Active 1944-1945
Disbanded 1945
Country  Empire of Japan
Branch War flag of the Imperial Japanese Army.svg Imperial Japanese Army
Size Division
Engagements World War II

The Imperial Japanese Army's 3rd Guards Division (近衛第3師団, Konoe Dai-san Shidan) was formed in 1944 from the 8th, 9th and 10th Guards Regiments and stayed in Japan to defend the homeland during the Second World War.

3rd Guards Division

  • 8th Guards Regiment
  • 9th Guards Regiment
  • 10th Guards Regiment

See also[edit]


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