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81st Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

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Active  1944 - 1945
Allegiance  36th army
Type  Infantry
Country  Empire of Japan
Branch  Imperial Japanese Army
Garrison/HQ  Utsunomiya
81st Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The 81st Division (第81師団, Dai-hachijūichi Shidan) was an infantry division in the Imperial Japanese Army. Its call sign was the Nō Division (納兵団, Nō Heidan).It was created 4 April 1944 in Utsunomiya, simultaneously with the 44th and 86th divisions. It was a triangular division. The men of the division were drafted through Utsunomiya mobilization district, although the divisional backbone was the 51st division headquarters.

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The 81st division was assigned to the 36th army 21 July 1944. Because the troops were engaged in farming for self-sustenance, and of the pronunciation of the divisional call sign, the 81st division was also jokingly called "Agricultural division". The division has spent the time until surrender of Japan 15 August 1945 building a fortifications around Yūki, Ibaraki without engaging in actual combat.

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81st Division (Imperial Japanese Army) Wikipedia


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