Amoy Operation

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Amoy Operation
Part of the Second Sino-Japanese War
DateMay 10–12, 1938
Location Amoy Island
Result Japanese victory
Belligerents
Merchant flag of Japan (1870).svg  Japan Flag of China (1928-1949).svg  China
Commanders and leaders
Naval ensign of the Empire of Japan.svg Koichi Shiozawa Flag of the Republic of China Army.svg Chen Yi
Strength
IJN 5th Fleet NRA 75th division
Amoy fortress command
Casualties and losses
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The Amoy Operation was part of a campaign by Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War to blockade China to prevent it from communicating with the outside world and importing needed arms and materials. Control of Amoy Island would provide a base to make the blockade of Fujian province more effective.

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Coordinates: 24°30′00″N118°08′17″E / 24.5000°N 118.138°E / 24.5000; 118.138

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