|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1888|
|Death: ||Dec. 23, 1948|
Japanese General. From an early age, he attended military schooling and graduated from the Imperial Japanese Army Academy in 1908. After graduating from the Army War College in 1916, Kimura would serve during the Japanese Siberian Intervention of 1918 and 1919 on the side of White Russian forces against the Bolshevik Red Army. Afterwards he was sent to Germany as a military attache. He was a member of the Japanese delegation to the London Disarmament Conference from 1929 to 1931. From 1931 to 1941 Kimura served in various roles within the Imperial Japanese Army. From 1940 to 1941 he served as Chief of Staff of the Kwangtung Army in Manchukuo. Later in 1941 Kimura became Vice Minister of War under War Minister Hideki Tojo. From 1943 to 1944 he was a member of the Supreme War Council where he exerted major influence on strategy and policy. Late in 1944 Kimura assumed command of the Burma Area Army. After World War II ended in September of 1945, he was arrested by the Allies and tried by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East for war crimes. In 1948 Kimura was found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to death. He was executed by hanging on December 23, 1948, along with Hideki Tojo and 5 other Japanese military leaders. After his execution, his body was cremated and the ashes were scattered either in Tokyo Bay or in the Pacific Ocean. (bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye)
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
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I am sad that you lost, You were a great man and did great things, you will be dearly missed. R.I.P. Mr. Kimura.|
Added: Dec. 15, 2014
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