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Nishi, Takeichi

Date of birth:
July 12th, 1902 (Azabu, Tokyo, Japan)
Date of death:
March 22nd, 1945 (Iwo Jima, Japan)
Buried on:
Japanese War Cemetery & Memorial Iwo Jima
Japanese (1868-1945, Empire)


Colonel Baron Takeichi Nishi was a famous tank commander who was killed during the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. He is portrayed by Tsuyoshi Ihara in the feature film Letters from Iwo Jima.

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  • - Wright, D., The Battle for Iwo Jima 1945 (2020)