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8th TANK - 1/18/2013 6:56:27 AM   


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There is an armored unit in Palau: 8th Tank Rgt that is attached to 16th Army. I am unable to find any data on this unit. Some time ago, I read that it went to Rabaul in 1943, but, I am unsure.

Does anyone have any info on this unit?
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RE: 8th TANK - 1/18/2013 7:13:09 AM   


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good websites about the IJA Tank Units:

Will look further deep in my OOB and TO&E archives if you wish.

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RE: 8th TANK - 1/18/2013 4:57:34 PM   


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Thanks for the info.

Based on the links that you provided this is the history of 8th Tank Regiment

1938 It was formed in China in 1938 out of 2 battalion of 2nd Regiment.

1938-1942 The units sees action in N. China and in 1942 is attached to 3rd Tank Division

1942 In September it gets send to Bismarks(Rabaul) where it languishes until end of war.

So in the game it should be somewhere in N China, likely in Peiping with the rest of HQ 3rd Tank Div which is not yet raised until 1942 from 8,12,13.17 regiments.

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