Imperial Japanese Marines
大日本帝國海軍陸戦隊
Kaigun Rikusentai
The marines were a unit of the IJN and therefore also flew it's ensign.
Active1937—1945
Country Empire of Japan
AllegianceEmperor of Japan
Branch Imperial Japanese Navy
TypeMarines
EngagementsSecond Sino-Japanese War
World War II
Japanese Naval Infantry operating land based artillery
Japanese Naval Infantry operating land based artillery

Imperial Japanese Marines were a marine unit consisting of Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) personnel organized for offensive operations and for the defense of Japanese naval facilities both overseas and in the Japanese home islands.

Units

The Imperial Japanese Marines consisted of the following units:

See also

References

References
  1. ^ "HyperWar: Japanese Naval Ground Forces (Know Your Enemy)".
  2. ^ "日本海軍100のトリビア". 世界の艦船 9月号増刊 (in Japanese). 海人社. 2013. pp. 44–45.
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