44th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)
|Active||1944 - 1945|
|Country||Empire of Japan|
|Branch||Imperial Japanese Army|
The 44th division was organized in 4 April 1944, simultaneously with the 81st and 86th divisions as a defiant action against popular Japanese Tetraphobia superstition. The nucleus was the headquarters of the 4th division. Originally the 44th division was assigned to Central District Army.
In March 1945, the 44th division was sent to Takahagi, Ibaraki, arriving 8 April 1945. The division was re-subordinated to 51st army 18 April 1945 and assigned to the role of the mobile reserve. The surrender of Japan 15 August 1945 has happened before the 44th division have any engagement with the enemy.
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