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142nd Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

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Active  1945–1945
Allegiance  11th area army
Type  Infantry
Country  Empire of Japan
Branch  Imperial Japanese Army
Size  10000
142nd Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The 142nd Division (第142師団, Dai-hyakuyonjūni Shidan) was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army. Its call sign was the Sendai Protection Division (護仙兵団, Kosen Heidan). It was formed 28 February 1945 in Sendai as a square division. It was a part of the 16 simultaneously created divisions batch numbering from 140th to 160th.

Action

The 142nd division headquarters was located at Yoshoka-machi (now Kurokawa District). It was tasked with the defence of the coasts in Sendai Bay and Ishinomaki Bay. 407th infantry regiment was severely understrength. The division did not see any combat until surrender of Japan 15 August 1945.

References

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