53rd Infantry Regiment (Imperial Japanese Army)

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53rd Infantry Regiment
Active World War II
Branch Infantry
PartĀ of Eighth Area Army
Engagements Second Sino-Japanese War
Bougainville Island

The 53rd Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment in the Imperial Japanese Army. The regiment was attached to the 17th Infantry Brigade of the 17th Division and participated during the Second Sino-Japanese War as part of the Central China Expeditionary Army, before being assigned to the Thirteenth Army.[1] The regiment fought in the later stages of World War II, assigned to the Japanese Eighth Area Army at Bougainville Island in the Solomon Islands.


  • 1st Battalion
  • 2nd Battalion
  • 3rd Battalion


  1. ^ "17 Division (Japan)". Axis History Factbook. Retrieved 14 May 2012.

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