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146th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)
Country Empire of Japan Empire of Japan
Branch Imperial Japanese Army
Allegiance 40th army
Service history
Active 1945–1945
Size 10000
Nickname South protection division
Battles none
Commanders
Insignia


The 146th Division (第146師団 Dai-hyakuyonjūroku Shidan?) was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army. Its call sign was the Southern Protection Division (護州兵団 Konan Heidan?). It was formed 28 February 1945 in Kumamoto as a square division. It was a part of the 16 simultaneously created divisions batch numbering from 140th to 160th.

ActionEdit

Initially, the 146th division was assigned to the 57th army.[1] After the 40th army was transferred from Taiwan to Kyushu, the division was reassigned to it and sent to Kagoshima Prefecture

The 146th 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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See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  • This article incorporates material from Japanese Wikipedia page 第146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.

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