9TH TANK REGIMENT

Following insignia was painted on the both sides of turret.

9-HQ.gifHQ

9-1.gif1st Company

9-2.gif2nd Company

9-3.gif3rd Company

9-4.gif4th Company

9-5.gif5th Company


Personal insignia was painted in white on the both sides of sponson. Commanders used the following insignia.

     "Aso" - Regimental Commander 

     "Higo" - 3rd Company Commander

  "Donryu" - 4th Company Commander

    "Ise" - 5th Company Commander



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Type 97 Medium Tank of the 5th Company in Saipan. Personal insignia painted on the sponson is 'Mitate' in Hiragana, which means 'The Shield of the Emperor'. A floating chrysanthemum crest is painted on the left of the company insignia. This vehicle is now displayed at the Yasukuni Shrine in Japan.

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A floating chrysanthemum crest painted on the tank of the 9th Tank Regiment.