Can you post a close-up photo of them? (Seperatly)
Thank you and regards,
I always like looking at Officers with swords. It makes me wonder what kind of blades they have in the mounts.
Slight tangent .....
He ended the war as a captain. He also attended the Toyama Military Academy and was familiar with "Toyama Ryu Iai", and had 2nd rank in kendo ... so I'll bet it was a good blade. His elder brother was Lt. Col .... I know for certain they were in a position to afford nice blades.
Back on target. If the original poster can provide clearer images of the writing, we'd be able to get a good translation. As it is now, I think only a native-speaker of Japanese will be able to read through the fuzzy writing.
I can able to identify the right photos' writings:
姫路第十師團長 蒲中將 (Himeji Dai Jyuu Shidann-Chou Ho Chuujyou) - Himeji (Hyōgo District) 10th Division Ｃommander Lieutenant General Ho. Not sure about his name, but is the closest I can get.
I can only make partial identification of the left photo:
姫路xx第三十九聯隊長 xxxx 大佐 (Himeji xx Dai Sanjyuu-Kyuu Rentaichou xxxx Taisa) - Himeji (Hyōgo District) xx 39th Regiment Commander Colonel xxxx.
Hope they help.
The name of the 39th Regiment Commander Colonel is 堤 三樹男 - Mikio Tsutsumi.
I found out that he was the Commander of 68th Division (China) from July 1st, 1944 ~ Surrender.
1936-08-01 – 1937-09-20 Commanding Officer 77th Border Defence Regiment
1937-09-20 – 1938-06-17 Attached to 10th Depot Division
1938-06-17 – 1939-03-09 Commanding Officer 39th Reserve Regiment
1939-03-09 – 1941-03-01 Commanding Officer 63rd Regiment
1941-03-01 – 1942-02-02 Commanding Officer 11th Independent Mixed Brigade
1942-04-15 – 1944-03-01 Commanding Officer 55th Brigade
1944-03-01 – 1944-04-06 Chief of Administration Section 51st Depot Division
1944-04-06 – 1944-07-01 Chief of Administration Section 81st Division
1944-07-01 – 1945-09-02 General Officer Commanding 68th Division, China
We just dated the photograph 1937 thankyou
Is it possible to read the name of the first general using the closeup?
I think I've found it!
蒲穆 - Atsushi Kaba
He was in the 10th Division from April 11th, 1932 ~ March 17th, 1933.