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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) 
 
Burial:
Yasukuni Jinja Shrine
Chiyoda
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
Record added: Jan 08, 2010
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Masaharu Homma
Added by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
 
Masaharu Homma
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In memory of those who survived and of those who did not survive the Bataan Death March. Also in memory of those who survived and did not survive the Japanese POW camps.
- Lazer
 Added: Apr. 3, 2016
In memory of my father, who survived the Bataan Death March and the years that followed. In memory of his Texas A & M roommate and all those who fought in the Pacific Theater and never came home.
-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 3, 2016

- elaine bailey
 Added: Apr. 3, 2015
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