Heisuke Abe

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Heisuke Abe
Native name 阿部 平輔 / あべ へいすけ
Born December 18, 1886
?, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan Empire of Japan
Died June 11, 1943
Wewak, New Guinea Papua New Guinea
Allegiance  Empire of Japan
Service/branch  Imperial Japanese Army
Years of service 1909-1943
Rank Lieutenant General 帝國陸軍の階級―襟章―中将.svg
Commands held 41st Division
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Order of the Golden Kite 3rd Class JPN Kinshi-kunsho 3Class BAR.svg

Lieutenant General Heisuke Abe (阿部 平輔 Abe Heisuke?, 1886–1943) was a senior officer in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. He was the Commandant of Cadets at the Komamoto Army Training School between 1934 and 1936, before being posted as the Commanding Officer Noncommissioned Officer Candidates Kwantung Army. He was the Commanding Officer of the 20th Depot Division when war broke out and was the Commanding Officer of the 41st Division in New Guinea in 1942. He died of illness, presumed[according to whom?] to be Dracunculiasis at Wewak in September 1943.[1][2]

Military career[edit]

From To Appointment
DD.MM.1907 27.05.1909 Military Academy
18.03.1933 05.03.1934 4th Depot Guards Infantry Regiment
05.03.1934 01.12.1936 Commandant of Cadets, Komamoto Army Training School
01.12.1936 19.02.1938 Commanding Officer Noncommissioned Officer Candidates Kwantung Army
19.02.1938 25.03.1938 Attached to Kwantung Army Headquarters
25.03.1938 05.12.1938 2nd Sector 8th Border Garrison Unit Commander
25.12.1938 01.08.1939 8th Border Defence Unit Commander
01.08.1940 13.07.1941 Commandant of Morioka Army Reserve Officers' Cadet School
28.07.1941 01.07.1942 20th Depot Division Commander
01.07.1942 11.06.1943 41st Division Commander, New Guinea
11.06.1943 - Dead of disease

Ranks Promotions[edit]

Date of Award Military Rank
25.12.1909 2nd Lieutenant
02.03.1926 Major
01.08.1931 Lieutenant Colonel
01.08.1935 Colonel
10.12.1938 Major General
25.08.1941 Lieutenant General