Eleventh Army (Japan)
|Japanese Eleventh Army|
Japanese troops enter Wuhan
|Active||July 4, 1938 – August 15, 1945|
|Country||Empire of Japan|
|Branch||Imperial Japanese Army|
|Garrison/HQ||Wuhan, Japanese-occupied China|
|Nickname||Ro (呂 Backbone?)|
|Engagements||Battle of Wuhan|
The Japanese 11th Army was formed on July 4, 1938 under the Japanese Central China Area Army for the task of conquering and occupying the central provinces of China between the Yangtze River and the Yellow River. The 11th Army played a major role in the Battle of Wuhan. From September 1939, it came under the newly formed China Expeditionary Army and was transferred to the control of the Japanese Sixth Area Army in September 1944. It was disbanded at Quanzhou County (Guilin) in Guangxi province at the surrender of Japan.
List of Commanders
|1||Lieutenant General Yasuji Okamura||23 June 1938||9 March 1940|
|2||Lieutenant General Waichiro Sonobe||9 March 1940||4 April 1941|
|3||Lieutenant General Korechika Anami||4 April 1941||1 July 1942|
|4||Lieutenant General Osamu Tsukada||1 July 1942||22 December 1942|
|5||Lieutenant General Isamu Yokoyama||22 December 1942||22 November 1944|
|6||Lieutenant General Yoshio Kotsuki||22 November 1944||7 April 1945|
|7||Lieutenant General Yukio Kasahara||7 April 1945||15 August 1945|
Chief of Staff
|1||General Teiichi Yoshimoto||20 June 1938||31 January 1939|
|2||Lieutenant General Takazo Numata||31 January 1939||1 August 1939|
|3||Lieutenant General Junsei Aoki||4 August 1939||1 March 1941|
|4||Major General Isami Kinoshita||1 March 1941||1 December 1942|
|5||Major General Kunio Osonoe||1 December 1942||7 February 1944|
|6||Major General Sadatake Nakayama||7 February 1944||23 April 1945|
|7||Major General Banzo Fukutomi||23 April 1945||15 August 1945|
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