5th Kure Special Naval Landing Force

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The 5th Kure Special Naval Landing Force (5th Kure SNLF) were troops of the Imperial Japanese Navy's Special Naval Landing Forces.

Formed at the Kure Naval District, the 5th Kure SNLF participated in the battle of Milne Bay.[1] The 5th Kure SNLF was all but wiped out after the battle of Milne Bay.


  • Commander Shojiro Hayashi


  1. ^ Nila, et al. p.11.


  • Nila, Gary, et al. Japanese Special Naval Landing Forces Uniforms and equipment 1932–45, Osprey Publishing, June 2006. ISBN 978-1-84603-100-7