Imperial Japanese Navy Land Forces

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Imperial Japanese Navy Land Forces
海軍陸戦隊
Kaigun Rikusentai
Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg
The ensign of the Imperial Japanese Navy Land Forces
Active19371945
CountryMerchant flag of Japan (1870).svg  Empire of Japan
AllegianceEmperor of Japan
BranchNaval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg  Imperial Japanese Navy
Type Marines
Engagements Second Sino-Japanese War
World War II
Japanese Naval Infantry operating land based artillery Japanese Navy Land Based Artillery Early War.jpg
Japanese Naval Infantry operating land based artillery

Imperial Japanese Navy Land Forces of World War II were ground combat units consisting of navy personnel organized for offensive operations and for the defense of Japanese naval facilities both overseas and in the Japanese home islands.

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Units

The Imperial Japanese Navy Land Forces consisted of the following units:

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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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