|4th Tank Division (Imperial Japanese Army)|
Type 3 Chi-Nu tanks of 4th Tank Division
|Country||Empire of Japan|
|Branch||Imperial Japanese Army|
|Battles||World War II|
The 4th Tank Division was raised on July 6, 1944. Similar to the German Panzer-Lehr-Division, it was created out of the training departments of the Armor School, Cavalry School, Field Artillery School and Military Engineering School of the Imperial Japanese Army Academy, its remaining students and staff. Assigned to the IJA 36th Army, it was assigned to the defense of the Japanese home islands against the projected Allied invasion.
The 4th Tank Division was officially demobilized in September 1945 with the rest of the Imperial Japanese Army, without having seen combat
|1||Lieutenant General Shiori Nagura||8 July 1944||12 August 1945|
|2||Major General Prince Kanin Haruhito||12 August 1945||16 August 1945|
|3||Lieutenant General Shiori Nagura||16 August 1945||30 September 1945|
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