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144th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

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Active  1945–1945
Allegiance  54th army
Type  Infantry
Country  Empire of Japan
Branch  Imperial Japanese Army
Size  17000
144th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The 144th Division (第144師団, Dai-hyakuyonjūyon Shidan) was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army. Its call sign was the Osaka Protection Division (護阪兵団, Kosaka Heidan). It was formed 28 February 1945 in Osaka as a square division. It was a part of the 16 simultaneously created divisions batch numbering from 140th to 160th.

Action

Initially, the 144th division was assigned to the Second General Army. Later it was reassigned to 15th area army.

The 144th division headquarters was located at Osaka. It was tasked with the coastal defense. The division did not see any combat until surrender of Japan 15 August 1945.

References

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