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Japanese Twenty-Ninth Army
Active January 6, 1944 - August 15, 1945 
Country Empire of Japan
Branch Imperial Japanese Army
Type Infantry
Role Corps
Garrison/HQ Taiping, Malaya
Nickname(s) Tei (?)

The Japanese 29th Army (第29軍 Dai-nijyūkyu gun?) was an army of the Imperial Japanese Army during the final days of World War II.

History[edit | edit source]

The Japanese 29th Army was initially raised on January 6, 1944 in the Taiping in Perak state in Japanese-occupied Malaya as a garrison force, and in anticipation of Allied attempted to invade and retake the Malay Peninsula. Initially under command of the Southern Expeditionary Army Group, the IJA 29th Army was transferred to the Japanese Seventh Area Army on March 27, 1944. As the war situation on the Pacific front grew increasingly desperate for Japan, the Imperial Japanese Army was unable to provide reinforcements and resupply to units south of the Philippines, and the IJA 29th Army was demobilized at the surrender of Japan without having seen combat.

List of Commanders[edit | edit source]

Name From To
Commanding Officer Lieutenant General Teizo Ishiguro 7 January 1944 September 1945
Chief of Staff Major General Masukura Fujimura 7 January 1944 1 February 1945
Chief of Staff Major General Naoichi Kawara 1 February 1945 September 1945

References[edit | edit source]

  • Frank, Richard B (1999). Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire. New York: Random House. ISBN 0-679-41424-X. 
  • Jowett, Bernard (1999). The Japanese Army 1931-45 (Volume 2, 1942-45). Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84176-354-3. 
  • Madej, Victor (1981). Japanese Armed Forces Order of Battle, 1937-1945. Game Publishing Company. ASIN: B000L4CYWW. 
  • Marston, Daniel (2005). The Pacific War Companion: From Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84176-882-0. 

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