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Kenkichi Ueda

SurnameUeda
Given NameKenkichi
Born8 Mar 1875
Died11 Sep 1962
CountryJapan
CategoryMilitary-Ground
GenderMale

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ww2dbaseKenkichi Ueda was born in 1875 and attended Kitano High School in Osaka, Japan and then Tokyo Commerce University in Tokyo, Japan. He graduated from the Japanese Army Academy in Nov 1898. In Jun 1899, he was promoted to the rank of sub-lieutenant in the cavalry. Between Nov 1906 and Dec 1909, he studied at the Army Staff College. In 1918, he served as a staff officer in the Siberian Expeditionary Army. In 1919, he was promoted to the rank of colonel. In 1923, he was promoted to the rank of major general. In Aug 1928, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. Between 1929 and 1930, he was the commanding officer of the Japanese China Garrison Army. Between 1930 and 1932, he was the commanding officer of the 9th Division stationed in the puppet nation of Manchukuo in northeastern China. In this role, he saw action in the First Battle of Shanghai in early 1932. On 29 Apr 1932, Korean nationalist Yoon Bong-Gil detonating a bomb at Hongkou Park (now Lu Xun Park) in Shanghai, China where a number of Japanese officers and officials were gathering; Ueda lost his left leg in that attack. After recovery, he served as the Vice Chief of the Army General Staff between 1933 and 1934. In 1934, he was made the commander in chief of the Japanese Chosen Army in Korea. In Nov 1934, he was promoted to the rank of general. Between 1936 and 1939, he was the commander in chief of the Kwantung Army in northeastern China and was the ambassador to Manchukuo. As a supporter of the northward expansion for Japan at a time when the southward expansion faction was growing strength, he was removed from his position on 7 Sep 1939 and was forced into the reserves in Dec 1939. He played no further roles in WW2. After the war, he served in a leadership role for a veteran organization. He passed away in 1962.

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Kenkichi Ueda Timeline

8 Mar 1875 Kenkichi Ueda was born in Osaka prefecture, Japan.
25 Nov 1898 Kenkichi Ueda graduated from the Japanese Army Academy.
27 Jun 1899 Kenkichi Ueda was promoted to the rank of sub-lieutenant.
3 Nov 1901 Kenkichi Ueda was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
28 Oct 1902 Kenkichi Ueda was made the deputy commanding officer of 12th Cavalry Regiment.
27 Jun 1903 Kenkichi Ueda was made a cavalry instructor.
27 Apr 1904 Kenkichi Ueda was attached to Japanese Army cavalry command.
2 Aug 1904 Kenkichi Ueda was promoted to the rank of captain.
22 Nov 1906 Kenkichi Ueda enrolled in the Japanese Army Staff College.
3 Dec 1909 Kenkichi Ueda graduated from the Japanese Army Staff College and was assigned to the 12th Cavalry Regiment.
10 Dec 1909 Kenkichi Ueda was made the chief of staff to the 8th Division.
22 Apr 1911 Kenkichi Ueda was promoted to the rank of major and was assigned to the 9th Cavalry Regiment.
19 Aug 1912 Kenkichi Ueda was made the chief of staff to the 16th Division.
15 Jul 1913 Kenkichi Ueda was attached to the Army Ministry.
2 May 1916 Kenkichi Ueda was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
6 Aug 1917 Kenkichi Ueda was attached to Japanese Army cavalry command.
30 Aug 1917 Kenkichi Ueda was assigned the concurrent duty with the Japanese Army Technical Bureau.
17 Dec 1918 Kenkichi Ueda was made a staff officer attached to the Siberian Expeditionary Army.
25 Jul 1919 Kenkichi Ueda was promoted to the rank of colonel.
14 Oct 1919 Kenkichi Ueda made the head of the operations section of the Siberian Expeditionary Army.
1 Nov 1920 Kenkichi Ueda was awarded Order of the Rising Sun 3rd Class and Order of the Golden Kite 4th Class.
6 Nov 1922 Kenkichi Ueda was attached to the training branch of the Japanese Army.
17 Mar 1923 Kenkichi Ueda was made the commanding officer of 1st Cavalry Regiment.
6 Aug 1923 Kenkichi Ueda was promoted to the rank of major general and was attached to the aviation section of the Japanese Army.
4 Feb 1924 Kenkichi Ueda was made the commanding officer of 3rd Cavalry Brigade.
1 May 1925 Kenkichi Ueda was attached to the supply section of the Japanese Army Cavalry Command.
2 Mar 1926 Kenkichi Ueda was made the head of the supply section of the Japanese Army Cavalry.
22 Jul 1926 Kenkichi Ueda was awarded Order of the Sacred Treasure 2nd Class.
10 Aug 1928 Kenkichi Ueda was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general.
16 Mar 1929 Kenkichi Ueda was made the commanding officer of the Japanese China Garrison Army.
22 Dec 1930 Kenkichi Ueda was made the commanding officer of the Japanese 9th Division in China.
8 Sep 1931 Kenkichi Ueda was awarded Order of the Sacred Treasure 1st Class.
29 Apr 1932 Kenkichi Ueda lost his left leg to a bomb planted by Korean nationalist Yun Bong-gil at Hongkou Park (now Lu Xun Park) in Shanghai, China.
1 Sep 1932 Kenkichi Ueda was attached to the Japanese Army General Staff.
19 Jun 1933 Kenkichi Ueda was made the deputy chief of the Japanese Army General Staff.
29 Apr 1934 Kenkichi Ueda was awarded Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun (1st Class) and Order of the Golden Kite 3rd Class.
1 Aug 1934 General Kenkichi Ueda was named the commanding officer of the Japanese Chosen Army in occupied Korea, relieving Yoshiyuki Kawashima.
1 Aug 1934 Kenkichi Ueda was made the commanding officer of the Japanese Chosen Army in Korea.
28 Nov 1934 Kenkichi Ueda was promoted to the rank of general.
2 Dec 1935 Kenkichi Ueda was attached to the Army General Staff.
6 Mar 1936 Kenkichi Ueda was made the Governor-General of Kwantung Leased Territory and the commanding officer of the Japanese Kwantung Army.
28 Mar 1936 Kenkichi Ueda was made the Japanese ambassador to the puppet nation of Manchukuo in northeastern China.
3 Jul 1938 Kenkichi Ueda, Japanaese ambassador to the puppet nation of Manchukuo, arrived in Lushun to dedicate the ground-breaking ceremony of a grand Shinto shrine in Lushun, Liaoning Province, China.
7 Sep 1939 Kenkichi Ueda stepped down as the commander of the Kwantung Army in northeastern China and was attached to the Army General Staff.
14 Nov 1939 Kenkichi Ueda was dismissed from the Army General Staff.
1 Dec 1939 Kenkichi Ueda was forced into the reserve.
9 Dec 1941 Kenkichi Ueda was awarded Grand Cordon of the Supreme Order of the Orchidaceae of the puppet nation of Manchukuo and received a special medal to commenmorate the opening of the National Shinto Shrine of Manchukuo.
11 Sep 1962 Kenkichi Ueda passed away in Japan.

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