Naoji Doi

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Naoji Doi
Allegiance Japan
Rank Rear Admiral
Unit Navy
Commands held 32nd Naval Special Base Force

Naoji Doi (土井 直治, Doi Naoji?) was a Rear Admiral in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

Career[edit]

Naoji Doi commanded the 32nd Naval Special Base Force,[1] a force of naval troops occupying the island of Mindanao during the course of World War II.[2]:622 When Lieutenant-General Gyosaku Morozumi left to command the IJA 35th Army, he left Naoji Doi to command his own force by himself.[1] When the United States Marines landed on Mindanao, they were aided by the regular and constable troops of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Constabulary and pushed the Japanese back to the northern end of the island. Naoji Doi and his troops fought until the end of the war on August 15.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b US Army in World War II, War in the Pacific, Triumph in the Philippines. Government Printing Office. p. 622. ISBN 0160899532. 
  2. ^ Smith, R.R., 2005, Triumph in the Philippines, Honolulu: University Press of the Pacific, ISBN 1410224953