IJA Dog Tag 6th Division

Here is a nice Imperial Japanese Army ID tag, this one is from a soldier of the 6th Division. 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Machine Gun Company, Nr. 93

The 6th Infantry Division nicknamed the “Bright Division” (Akira-Heidan) was formed in 1888. The Division fought in China and was later reassigned to the Seventeenth Army in the Solomons. The Division was destroyed during the battle of Bougainville in 1945.

The next photo shows soldiers of the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 6th Division in 1940

~ by m1pencil on October 30, 2011.

One Response to “IJA Dog Tag 6th Division”

  1. Fascinating piece of history. I have a tag for an engineer of an armored unit that served in the Philippines. I believe these types of tags are increasing in interest. Thanks for shring with us.

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