Battle of Xinfeng

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Battle of Xinfeng
Part of the Second Sino-Japanese War
Date July 1st, 1938
Location Xinfeng[disambiguation needed] Railroad station
Belligerents
Taiwan China
National Revolutionary Army
Japan Japan
Central China Theater Army
Commanders and leaders
Taiwan not reported Japan not reported
Strength
not reported not reported
Casualties and losses
not reported ≈40 troops[1]
no reported civilian casualties

The Battle of Xinfeng was an offensive during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Battle[edit]

On 1 July 1938, Chinese troops of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Regiment of the 1st Detachment of the New Fourth Army launched a surprise assault on the Japanese troops stationed at the Xinfeng Railway Station. This was the first battle that the Fourth Army fought at night, as the assault was launched at 11 pm. The unit then set the railway station on fire and killed more than 30 soldiers that were in houses at the time.[2]

During the battle the train station was burned to the ground and the army forces managed to capture six rifles with bayonets. After the battle, the Chinese unit met with local resistance fighters and managed to destroy a section of the railway and tens of telephone stations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zhao, Xianfeng. "The Battle at the Xinfeng Railway Station". 60th Anniversary of Victory in War of Resistance Against Japanese. PLA Daily/People's Liberation Army. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Zhao. "The Battle at the Xinfeng Railway Station".