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Masaharu Homma
Birth: Nov. 27, 1887
Niigata, Japan
Death: Apr. 3, 1946, Philippines

Japanese General. He graduated from the Imperial Japanese Army Academy in 1907. In 1915, Homma graduated from the Army Staff College. After graduation, he served two stints as a military attache to the United Kingdom and was a part of the Japanese delegation to the 1932 Geneva Disarmament Conference. Homma later served during the second Sino-Japanese War. In the early days of World War II, he was given the task of leading the invasion of the Philippines. Homma's liberal approach when dealing with the Filipinos during the Japanese takeover of the islands, in which he considered them friends and not enemies, brought criticism from other Japanese military officials. He was forced into retirement in August of 1943 and lived in semi-seclusion until the end of the war. After Japan's surrender in 1945, Homma was arrested, tried, and convicted of war crimes stemming from the atrocities committed by troops under his command in the Philippines. His wife was unsuccessful in her appeal to General Douglas MacArthur to save his life. Homma was executed by firing squad on April 3, 1946. (bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye) 
Yasukuni Jinja Shrine
Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
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Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Jan 08, 2010
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Masaharu Homma
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May God have mercy on your soul, Sir.
- Pinoy Pride
 Added: Dec. 25, 2013

- David Wend
 Added: Nov. 27, 2013
Tyranny lost in 1945, General Homma. Freedom won. It was won by millions in blood, sacrifice and life itself. It is with humble thanks to all who made it happen in World War II. To liberty forever and always, Banzai!
- Sheldon McCormick
 Added: Sep. 3, 2013
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