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146th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

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Active  1945–1945
Allegiance  40th army
Type  Infantry
Country  Empire of Japan
Branch  Imperial Japanese Army
Size  10000
146th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The 146th Division (第146師団, Dai-hyakuyonjūroku Shidan) was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army. Its call sign was the Southern Protection Division (護州兵団, Konan Heidan). It was formed 28 February 1945 in Kumamoto as a square division. It was a part of the 16 simultaneously created divisions batch numbering from 140th to 160th.

Action

Initially, the 146th division was assigned to the 57th army. After the 40th army was transferred from Taiwan to Kyushu, the division was reassigned to it and sent to Kagoshima Prefecture

The 146th division was tasked with the coastal defense. The division did not see any combat until surrender of Japan 15 August 1945.

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