145th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

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145th Division
第145師団
Active 1945–1945
Country Empire of Japan Empire of Japan
Allegiance 56th army
Branch Imperial Japanese Army
Type Infantry
Size 10000
Garrison/HQ Ashiya
Nickname(s) Kitakyushu protection division
Engagements none

The 145th Division (第145師団, Dai-hyakuyonjūgo Shidan) was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army. Its call sign was the Kitakyushu Protection Division (護州兵団, Koshu Heidan). It was formed 28 February 1945 in Hiroshima as a square division. It was a part of the 16 simultaneously created divisions batch numbering from 140th to 160th.

Action[edit]

Initially, the 145th division was assigned to the 16th area army.[1] Later it was reassigned to 56th army and sent to Ashiya, Fukuoka. 419th infantry regiment was defending Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyūshū area.[2]

The 145th division was tasked with the coastal defense. The division did not see any combat until surrender of Japan 15 August 1945.

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Notes and references[edit]

  • This article incorporates material from Japanese Wikipedia page 第145師団 (日本軍), accessed 13 July 2016
  • Madej, W. Victor, Japanese Armed Forces Order of Battle, 1937–1945 [2 vols], Allentown, PA: 1981.