Interrogation Nav 98, Lieutenant General Torashiro Kawabe
KAWABE, Torashiro, Lieutenant General, I.J.A.
KAWABE was of that group, probably predominating in senior Army positions, who felt the war should have been carried on "to the very end" in the hope that heavy casualties to U.S. landing forces would result in peace terms better than unconditional surrender.
While he spoke freely and was obviously intelligent and able, KAWABE displayed a limited understanding of sea power and appreciation of the problems of war other than on the continent and in MANCHURIA. This narrow view was likewise probably shared by the bulk of JAPAN's Army officers. KAWABE understood English fairly well, but conversed in his native tongue.
|Chief, General Affairs Section, Army Bureau Aeronautics||December 1941-April 1943|
|Commander, Air Army||MANCHURIA||May 1943-August 1944|
|Deputy Chief, Army Bureau Aeronautics||August 1944-April 1945|
|Deputy Chief, Army General Staff||April 1945-End of War|
Source: United States Strategic Bombing Survey (Pacific) Interrogation of Japanese Officials [OPNAV-P-03-100], courtesy of ibilio Hyperwar Project
Added By: C. Peter Chen
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