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Kiyono Ichiki

Given NameKiyono
Died21 Aug 1942


ww2dbaseKiyono Ichiki was born in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. He graduated from the Japanese Military Academy in 1916. In 1934, he was promoted to the rank of major and was assigned to China as a battalion commander, and participated in the first year of the Second Sino-Japanese War. After two years as an Army instructor, he was promoted to the rank of colonel and assigned to lead the ground troops deployed with the Midway fleet, but the opportunity of a landing never materialized as the result of the naval disaster. In 1942, he was assigned to the Solomon Islands. He arrived at Guadalcanal with 916 men in a night landing via destroyers, but soon found himself enveloped by American forces near the Tenaru River. Ichiki committed suicide after losing most of his men during the failure to break American lines.

ww2dbaseSources: the Struggle for Guadalcanal, Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Aug 2006

Kiyono Ichiki Timeline

1 Jan 1892 Kiyono Ichiki was born.
21 Aug 1942 Kiyono Ichiki passed away.

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