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Yamashita, Tomoyuki

Born: 1885 AD
Died: 1946 AD
Nationality: Japanese
Categories: Military Officer

1885 – Born in the village of Osugi Mura on the island of Shikoku, Kochi Prefecture

1905 – graduated from Hiroshima Military Academy

1916 – finished schooling from Japanese War College

1936 – on February 26, lost support from Emperor Hirohito’s administration

1941 led the Malayan campaign forcing Singapore to surrender

1942 – succeeded in pushing Singapore to surrender

1944 – got promoted to being the general and was assigned to the Philippines as commander of the 14th Area Army

1945 – surrender under the command of Douglas MacArthur and he got sentenced to death on December 7

1946 – sent to the gallows and on February 23 he was hanged at the Los Banos Prison Camp as U.S Army tribunal found him guilty