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Japanese order of battle

21,060 total men under arms

Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Commanding Officer

Col. Tadashi Takaishi, Chief of Staff

Army

109th Division

145th Infantry Regiment

17th Mixed Infantry Regiment

26th Tank Regiment

2nd Mixed Brigade

Navy

125th Anti-Aircraft Defense Unit

132nd Anti-Aircraft Defense Unit

141st Anti-Aircraft Defense Unit

149th Anti-Aircraft Defense Unit