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153rd Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

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Active  1945–1945
Allegiance  13rd area army
Type  Infantry
Country  Empire of Japan
Branch  Imperial Japanese Army
Size  10000
153rd Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The 153rd Division (第153師団, Dai-hyakugojūsan Shidan) was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army. Its call sign was the Kyoto Protection Division (護京兵団, Gokyo Heidan). It was formed 28 February 1945 in Kyoto as a square division. It was a part of the 16 simultaneously created divisions batch numbering from 140th to 160th.

Action

The 153rd division was assigned to 13rd area army. The division spent time from 5 May 1945 until surrender of Japan 15 August 1945 building a coastal defenses without engaging in actual combat.

The 441st infantry regiment was located at Atsumi Peninsula, 442nd and 443rd - at Ise-Shima, and 444th infantry regiment - at Ise.

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