Obata file photo

Hideyoshi Obata

Given NameHideyoshi
Died11 Aug 1944

Contributor: C. Peter Chen

Hideyoshi Obata became a junior cavalry officer in Dec 1911 and graduated from war college eight years later. After various staff and field positions, including time abroad in Britain and India, he became an air officer, holding positions such as the commandant of the Akeno Army Air School in Aug 1938 as well as becoming the commander of the Fifth Air Group in Dec 1940. He was the army commander of the Japanese garrison consisted of the 29th and 52nd Divisions at Saipan and Guam of the Marianas Islands during the American offensive. At Guam, he gave the order that the Japanese forces must fight until death, and he himself committed ritual suicide some time during the battle. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of full general.

Source: Wikipedia

Hideyoshi Obata Timeline

11 Aug 1944 Hideyoshi Obata passed away.

Share this article with your friends:

 Facebook  Reddit
 Twitter  Digg
 Google+  Delicious

Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds
Advertisement                    Close

Posting Your Comments on this Topic

Your Name
Your Email
 Your email will not be published
Your Comments
Security Code


Note: Please refrain from using strong language. HTML tags are not allowed. Your IP address will be tracked even if you remain anonymous. WW2DB site administrators reserve the right to moderate, censor, and/or remove any comment.

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites
More on Hideyoshi Obata
Event(s) Participated:
» Mariana Islands Campaign and the Great Turkey Shoot

Random Photograph

Japanese Type 97 Shinhoto Chi-Ha medium tank, circa 1942

Current Site Statistics

Famous WW2 Quote
"Goddam it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!"

Captain Henry P. Jim Crowe, Guadalcanal, 13 Jan 1943