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157th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

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Active  1945–1945
Allegiance  50th army
Type  Infantry
Country  Empire of Japan
Branch  Imperial Japanese Army
Size  10000
157th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The 157th Division (第157師団, Dai-hyakugojūnana Shidan) was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army. Its call sign was the Hirosaki Protection Division (護弘兵団, Gogu Heidan). It was formed 28 February 1945 in Hirosaki as a square division. It was a part of the 16 simultaneously created divisions batch numbering from 140th to 160th.


The 157th division was initially assigned to 11th area army. In June 1945, the division was reassigned to the newly created 50th army. The division spent time from 2 May 1945 until surrender of Japan 15 August 1945 building a coastal defenses in Aomori Prefecture without engaging in actual combat. The 457th and 458th infantry regiments were in Misawa, Aomori, 459th - in Hachinohe, and 460th infantry regiment - in Sanbangi town (now in Towada).


157th Division (Imperial Japanese Army) Wikipedia

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