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55th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)
Country Empire of Japan
Branch War flag of the Imperial Japanese Army Imperial Japanese Army
Service history
Active 1940 - 1945
Nickname Strong Division
Commanders
Insignia

The 55th Division (第55師団 Dai-gojugo Shidan?) was an infantry division in the Imperial Japanese Army.

HistoryEdit

The 55th Division participated in the invasion of Burma during the Burma Campaign.

General Officers 55th Division

OrganizationEdit

55th Division

  • 55th Infantry Brigade Group
  • 55th Cavalry Regiment
  • 55th Mountain Artillery Regiment
    • 3 battalions of 9 X 75mm Mountain guns each
  • 55th Engineer Regiment
  • 55th Transport Regiment

See alsoEdit

Reference and further readingEdit

  • Ian Grant and Kazuo Tamayama, Burma 1942, Zampi Press, Chichester, 1999. ISBN 0-9521083-1-3
  • Charles Happell "The Bone Man of Kokoda: The extraordinary story of Kokichi Nishimura and the Kokoda Track" Macmillan Publishers, Crows Nest, 2008. ISBN 978-1-4050-3836-2

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