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Mikio Furusho

Given NameMikio
Born14 Sep 1882
Died21 Jul 1940


ww2dbaseMikio Furusho was an instructor at the War College between 1921 and 1923. After various field and staff commands, he became the commanding officer of the Japanese 11th Division in 1934. In 1935, he was appointed the Vice Minister of War, and in 1936 the head of the Army Aeronautical Department of the Ministry of War. He was made the commander-in-chief of the Taiwan District Army in 1937, commanding officer of the 5th Army in 1937, and commanding officer of the 21st Army in 1938; in the last role, he participated in the Canton Operation during the Second Sino-Japanese War. In 1939, he was appointed member of the Supreme War Council.

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Last Major Revision: Jul 2007


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14 Sep 1882 Mikio Furusho was born in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.
21 Jul 1940 Mikio Furusho passed away.

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Valdis J. Kursietis says:
12 Dec 2014 02:41:08 AM

Furusho was born on 14 September 1882.
2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
12 Dec 2014 04:53:29 AM

Thank you Valdis, we have updated the article with your information.
3. Valdis J. Kursietis says:
12 Dec 2014 06:00:11 AM

Hi Peter,
For some reason, when you updated the DoB, the DoD changed - it was previously shown as and should be 21 July 1940.
Kind regards.

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