| 1944 - 1945|
| Empire of Japan|
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.
81st Division (Imperial Japanese Army) Wikipedia
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.