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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

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


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

General Officers 55th Division


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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