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73rd Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

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Active  1944–1945
Branch  Imperial Japanese Army
Role  Coastal defense
Country  Empire of Japan
Type  Infantry
73rd Division (Imperial Japanese Army)
Allegiance  Japanese Thirteenth Area Army

The 73rd Division (第79師団, Dai-nanajūsan Shidan) was an infantry division in the Imperial Japanese Army. Its call sign was the Wrath Division (怒兵団, Ikari Heidan). It was created in July 1944 in Nagoya and disbanded 23 September 1945 in Toyohashi. It was a triangular division. The men of the division were drafted through 3rd military district, located in Nagoya.

Action

Initially the division was guarding the coast of Suruga Bay, excluding Chita Peninsula. Later the zone of responsibility was shifted to between Toyohashi and Lake Hamana. After completing the training with the Central District Army, the 73rd division was attached to Japanese Thirteenth Area Army from 1 February 1945. The division spent the time until surrender of Japan 15 August 1945 fortifying in anticipation of the Allied invasion which never came.

References

73rd Division (Imperial Japanese Army) Wikipedia


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