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206th Division
第206師団
Active 1945–1945
Country Empire of Japan Empire of Japan
Allegiance 16th area army
Branch Imperial Japanese Army
Type Infantry
Size 20000
Garrison/HQ Fukiage, Kagoshima
Nickname(s) Aso division
Engagements none


The 206th Division (第206師団 Dai-nihyakuroku Shidan?) was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army. Its call sign was the Aso Division (阿蘇 兵団 Aso Heidan?), after Mount Aso. It was formed on 2 April 1945 in Kumamoto as a triangular division. It was one of a batch of eight divisions composed of the 201st, 202nd, 205th, 206th, 209th, 212th, 214th and 216th Divisions created as part of the reaction to the Battle of Okinawa.

History[]

On 11 June 1945, the 206th Division was deployed in western Kagoshima Prefecture. The 510th Infantry Regiment was in Hioki, the 511th in Fukiage-cho Tajiri, and the 512th Infantry Regiment was sent to Higashiichiki-Chō Yuda. Some of its other units were deployed at Fukiage.[1] It did not see any combat by the time of the surrender of Japan on 15 August 1945.

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Notes and references[]

  • This article incorporates material from Japanese Wikipedia page 第206師団 (日本軍), accessed 14 July 2016
  • Madej, W. Victor, Japanese Armed Forces Order of Battle, 1937–1945 [2 vols], Allentown, PA: 1981.

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