Mitsuru Ushijima

1887 - 1945

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Mitsuru Ushijima (牛島 満, Ushijima Mitsuru, 31 July 1887 – 22 June 1945) was a Japanese general who served during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II. He was the commanding general of the 32nd Army, which fought in the Battle of Okinawa during the final stages of the war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mitsuru Ushijima has received more than 383,688 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Mitsuru Ushijima is the 439th most popular military personnel (up from 465th in 2019), the 215th most popular biography from Japan (up from 257th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Japanese Military Personnel.

Mitsuru Ushijima is famous for being the general in charge of the Japanese army in Okinawa during World War II. He was an expert in defensive warfare and was able to hold off the American forces for a long time.

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Among military personnels, Mitsuru Ushijima ranks 439 out of 1,466Before him are Armando Diaz, Usama ibn Zayd, José Sanjurjo, Uqba ibn Nafi, Mikhail Kirponos, and Karl Mack von Leiberich. After him are Paul von Rennenkampf, Dmitry Pavlov, Bo'orchu, Eberhard von Mackensen, Franz von Hipper, and Viktor Kulikov.

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Among people born in 1887, Mitsuru Ushijima ranks 55Before him are Georg-Hans Reinhardt, Ernst Hanfstaengl, Arnold Zweig, Emilio Mola, James Paul Moody, and Frederick Fleet. After him are Blaise Cendrars, Prince August Wilhelm of Prussia, Conrad Hilton, Raoul Walsh, René Spitz, and Paul Wittgenstein. Among people deceased in 1945, Mitsuru Ushijima ranks 87Before him are Kurt Gerstein, Hans Oster, Friedrich-Wilhelm Krüger, Otto Neurath, Philipp Bouhler, and Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. After him are Rudolf von Sebottendorf, Plutarco Elías Calles, Charles Spearman, Pavlo Skoropadskyi, August Hirt, and Anton Dostler.

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Among people born in Japan, Mitsuru Ushijima ranks 215 out of 5,560Before him are Yoshio Furukawa (1934), Hideo Sakai (1909), Jiro Miyake (1900), Shoko Asahara (1955), Masao Takada (null), and Takashi Kawanishi (1899). After him are Hiroto Muraoka (1931), Emperor Kenzō (450), Yamato Takeru (72), Shiro Teshima (1907), Shigeo Sugimoto (1926), and Empress Jingū (169).


Among military personnels born in Japan, Mitsuru Ushijima ranks 23Before him are Yamagata Aritomo (1838), Iwane Matsui (1878), Toyotomi Hideyori (1593), Shoichi Yokoi (1915), Okita Sōji (1842), and Honda Tadakatsu (1548). After him are Saburō Sakai (1916), Hijikata Toshizō (1835), Tamon Yamaguchi (1892), Nogi Maresuke (1849), Jisaburō Ozawa (1886), and Takeichi Nishi (1902).