|Country||Empire of Japan|
|Allegiance||16th area army|
|Branch||Imperial Japanese Army|
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.
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. It did not see any combat by the time of the surrender of Japan on 15 August 1945.
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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