Nomasu Nakaguma

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Nomasu Nakaguma
Died Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Allegiance  Empire of Japan
Service/branch  Imperial Japanese Army
Rank Colonel
Commands held 4th Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars World War II
Guadalcanal campaign

Nomasu Nakaguma, also known as Naomasa or Tadamasu Nakaguma,[1] was a colonel and a commander in the Imperial Japanese Army during the Pacific campaign in World War II. During the strategically significant Guadalcanal campaign, Nakaguma commanded the 2nd Infantry Division's 4th Infantry Regiment. During the Matanikau actions and the decisive Japanese defeat in the Battle for Henderson Field in October 1942 his regiment suffered heavy losses. His regiment incurred more losses during the Matanikau Offensive in November 1942. On or around November 7, 1942, Nakaguma was killed by American artillery fire.



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  • Griffith, Samuel B. (1963). The Battle for Guadalcanal. Champaign, Illinois, USA: University of Illinois Press. ISBN 0-252-06891-2. 
  • Jersey, Stanley Coleman (2008). Hell's Islands: The Untold Story of Guadalcanal. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press. ISBN 1-58544-616-5. 
  • Rottman, Gordon L. (2005). Duncan Anderson, ed. Japanese Army in World War II: The South Pacific and New Guinea, 1942-43. Oxford and New York: Osprey. ISBN 1-84176-870-7. 



  1. ^ Jersey, Hell's Islands, p. 225.