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55th Infantry Division
Active 1940 - 1945
Country Empire of Japan
Branch Imperial Japanese Army
Type Infantry

IJA Fifty Fifth Division 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

  • 1940 - 1941 Lieutenant-General Torazo Ishimoto
  • 1941 - 1942 Lieutenant-General Hiroshi Takeuchi, Thailand-Burma
  • 1942 - 1943 Lieutenant-General Takeshi Koga, Burma
  • 1943 - 1945 Lieutenant-General Tadashi Hanaya, Burma
  • 1945 Lieutenant-General Ryozo Sakuma, Burma-Indochina


55th Division

  • 55th Infantry Brigade Group
    • 112th Infantry Regiment
    • 143th Infantry Regiment
    • 144th Infantry Regiment
  • 55th Cavalry Regiment
  • 55th Mountain Artillery Regiment
    • 3 battalions of 9 X 75mm Mountain guns each
  • 55th Engineer Regiment
  • 55th Transport Regiment

See also

Reference and further reading

  • Ian Grant and Kazuo Tamayama, Burma 1942, Zampi Press, Chichester, 1999. ISBN 0-9521083-1-3


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