Army general Tadamichi Kuribayashi was the commander of the defence of Iwo Jima, where the was killed on 26 March 1945. He is portrayed by Ken Watanabe in the feature film Letters from Iwo Jima.
December 1911: Second Lieutenant
July 1918: First Lieutenant
August 1923: Captain
March 1930: Major
Augustus 1933: Lieutenant Colonel
August 1937: Colonel
March 1940: Major General
June 1943: Lieutenant General
17 March 1945: General (posthumously)
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