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Noboru Sasaki

Given NameNoboru


ww2dbaseNoboru Sasaki, sometimes also referred to as Minoru Sasaki, graduated from the Japanese Army Academy in 1914 as a cavalry officer. In the 1920s, he served as a military attaché to Russia and Poland. In 1939, he was attached to the Army Armaments Factory and then became the commanding officer of the 4th Cavalry Brigade. In 1940, he served as the Chief of Staff of the Japanese 6th Army in China. Between 1942 and 1943, he served with the Armored Warfare Department of the War Ministry in Tokyo, Japan. In 1943, he became the commanding officer of the Japanese Army's Southern Detachment in the Solomon Islands. Between Jun and Aug 1943, he led a stubbornly effective defensive against American advances on New Georgia, which eventually was defeated. In Oct 1944, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. Returning to Japan, he was attached to the 8th Area Army Headquarters until the end of the war.

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Last Major Revision: Mar 2008


Major General Noboru Sasaki, circa early 1940sJapanese 8th Fleet Staff & Base Force officers, Buin, Bougainville, May 1943; Admiral Minoru Ota 2nd from left, General Noboru Sasaki 3rd from left, Admiral Tomoshige Samejima at center, Major Kamiya

Noboru Sasaki Timeline

31 May 1943 Japanese Army Major General Noboru Sasaki arrived at Kolombangara, New Georgia, Solomon Islands as the new commanding officer of the joint Army-Navy Southwest Detachment.
2 Jul 1943 Major General Noboru Sasaki assumed sole command of all Japanese garrisons on New Georgia, Solomon Islands.

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