Battle of Shanggao

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Battle of Shanggao
Part of Second Sino-Japanese war
Shanggao bridge.jpg
Retaking a lost bridge.
Date14 March – 9 April 1941
Location
Result

Chinese victory [1]

  • Japanese offensive repelled [1]
Belligerents
Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Republic of China Merchant flag of Japan (1870).svg  Empire of Japan
Commanders and leaders
Flag of the Republic of China Army.svg Luo Zhuoying War flag of the Imperial Japanese Army (1868-1945).svg Korechika Anami
Units involved
Flag of the Republic of China Army.svg  National Revolutionary Army

War flag of the Imperial Japanese Army (1868-1945).svg  Imperial Japanese Army

  • Central China Area Army
Strength
Unknown 65,000 troops in 3 divisions and 1 independent regiment
40 armoured cars
150 planes [1]
Casualties and losses
20,533 [1] Japanese claim: ~5,500 [2]

Chinese claim:
16,000 killed [3]
6,000 wounded
Total: 22,000 killed and wounded [1]

The Battle of Shanggao (simplified Chinese :上高会战; traditional Chinese :上高會戰; pinyin :Shànggāo Huìzhàn), also called Operation Kinkō (Japanese : 錦江作戦), was one of the 22 major engagements between the National Revolutionary Army and Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 上高会战——痛歼日寇彪炳史册
  2. 児島襄(Noboru Kojima) (1988). 日中戦争 〈5〉["Sino-Japanese War 5"] (in Japanese) (Paperback ed.). 文藝春秋. pp. 311–312. ISBN   978-4167141332.
  3. 惨烈的上高之战:国军王牌74军痛歼两万日寇(4) [Ferocious Battle at Shanggao] (in Chinese).

Coordinates: 28°11′00″N114°52′59″E / 28.1833°N 114.8830°E / 28.1833; 114.8830

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