Order of battle for the Hainan Island Operation

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Hainan Island Operation (10 February 1939) [1]

Japan[edit]

Hainan Conquest Forces - Vice Admiral Kondo Nobutake [2]

  • Myoko (5th Fleet flag ship) - Vice Admiral Kondo Nobutake
  • Nagara
  • Natori
  • 23rd Destroyer Group
  • 45th Destroyer Group
  • 28th Destroyer Group
  • 12th Minesweeper Group
  • 1st Air Sentai
  • 1st Air Unit
  • 4th Base Force
    • Yokosuka 4th SNLF
    • Kure 6th SNLF
    • Sasebo 8th SNLF
  • 5th Garrison Unit
  • Taiwan Mixed Brigade - (Major Gen. Iida)
    • Taiwan 1st Infantry Regiment
    • Taiwan 2nd Infantry Regiment
    • Taiwan Mountain Gun Regiment

China[edit]

Wang Yi in overall command of defense of Hainan [3][4]

  • 5th Security Brigade - Wang Yi
    • 2 Security Regiments - About 1,600 men
    • 7 Guard Battalions (Newly formed from residents) - 1,750 men
  • Communist Independent Battalion - 300 men
  • Xiuying[5] Battery Garrisons (Still undergoing organization) - 250 men

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