Order of Battle for Battle of Changsha (1939)

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Japan[edit]

Japan (Early September 1939)[1][2]

11th Army - Yasuji Okamura[3]

  • 6th Division - Lt. Gen. Shiro Inaba[1][3]
    • 9th Infantry Brigade
      • 11th Infantry Regiment
      • 41st Infantry Regiment
    • 21st Infantry Brigade
      • 21st Infantry Regiment
      • 42nd Infantry Regiment
    • 5th Mountain Artillery Regiment
    • 5th Cavalry Regiment
    • 5th Engineer Regiment
    • 5th Transport Regiment
  • 106th Division - Lt. Gen. Ryotaro Nakai[1][3]
    • 111th Infantry Brigade
      • 113th Infantry Regiment
      • 147th Infantry Regiment
    • 136th Infantry Brigade
      • 125th Infantry Regiment
      • 145th Infantry Regiment
    • 106th Field Artillery Regiment
    • 106th Cavalry Regiment
    • 106th Engineer Regiment
    • 106th Transport Regiment
  • 33rd Division - Lt. Gen. Shigetaro Amakasu[3]
    • 33rd infantry Brigade Group:
      • 213th Infantry Regiment
      • 214th Infantry Regiment
      • 215th Infantry Regiment
    • 33rd Recon Regiment
    • 33rd Mountain Artillery Regiment
    • 33rd Military Engineer Regiment
    • 33rd Transport Regiment
  • 13th Division - Gen. Shizuichi Tanaka[3]
    • Nara Detachment of 13th Division - Major Gen. Akira Nara[4]
      • 26th Infantry Brigade - Major Gen. Akira Nara
        • 58th Infantry Regiment
        • 116th Infantry Regiment
    • With elements of:
      • 19th Mountain Artillery Regiment
      • 17th Cavalry Regiment
      • 13th Engineer Regiment
      • 13th Transport Regiment
  • 3rd Division - Lt. Gen. Shinichi Fujita[1][3]
    • Uemura Detachment of 3rd Division - Major Gen. Mikio Uemura[4]
    • With elements of:
      • 3rd Field Artillery Regiment
      • 3rd Cavalry Regiment
      • 3rd Engineer Regiment
      • 3rd Transport Regiment
  • 101st Division - Yaheta Saito,[1] s/b Lt. Gen. Masatoshi Saito[3]
    • 101st Infantry Brigade
      • 101st Infantry Regiment
      • 149th Infantry Regiment
    • 102nd Infantry Brigade
      • 103rd Infantry Regiment
      • 157th Infantry Regiment
    • 101st Field Artillery Regiment
    • 101st Cavalry Regiment
    • 101st Engineer Regiment
    • 101st Transport Regiment

Naval Forces:

China Area Fleet[4]

  • 11th Sentai
  • 13th Gunboat Unit
  • Shanghai SNLF (a detachment)
  • 4th Guard Unit

Notes:

  • Naval forces were involved an opposed landing at the mouth of the Mi-lo River on the Hsiang River "enemy marines, elements of 3rd Division (Uemura Column /29th Bde), scores of ships and more than a 100 motor boats." Troops are identified on map 17 as the Muragami Column).[1]

China[edit]

(Early September 1939)

9th War Area - Chen Cheng

  • 19th Army Group - Lo Cho-ying
    • 32nd Corps - Sun Ken-tang
      • 139th Division - Li Chao-ying
      • 141st Division - Tang Yung-hang
    • 49th Corps - Liu Tuo-chuan
      • 105th Division - Wang Tieh-han
      • 9th Reserve Division - Chang Yen-chuan
  • 1st Army Group - Lu Han
    • 58th Corps - Sun Tu
      • New 10th Division - Liu Cheng-fu
      • New 11th Division - Lu Tao-yuan
    • 60th Corps - An En-pu
      • 183rd Division - Li Chao-ying
      • 184th Division - Wan Pao-pang
    • 2nd Advance Column - ?
      • 6th Kiangsi Preservation Regiment
  • 30th Army Group - Wang Ling-chi
    • 78th Corps - Hsia Shou-hsun
      • New 13th Division - Liu Juo-pi
      • New 16th Division - Wu Shao-chuan
    • 72nd Corps - Han Chuan-pu
      • New 14th Division - Chen Liang-chi
      • New 15th Division - Fu-yi
    • Hupei Hunan Border Area Advance Force - Fan Sung-pu
      • 8th Corps - Li Yu-tang
        • 3rd Division - Chao His-tien
        • 197th Division - Ting Ping-chun
      • 3rd Advance Column - Chung Shih-pan
        • 4th Kiangsi Preservation Regiment - Cheng Chih-ching
        • 5th Kiangsi Preservation Regiment - Chung Shih-pan
        • 9th Kiangsi Preservation Regiment - Hsu Pu-chih
      • 1st Advance Column - Kung Ho-chung
        • Hupei Peace Preservation Regiment - Pi Tsung-yung
  • 27th Army Group - Yang Sen
    • 20th Corps - Yang Han-yu
      • 133rd Division - Li Chao-ying
      • 134th Division - Yang Kan-tsai
  • 15th Army - Kuan Lin-cheng [actiing]
    • 52nd Corps - Chang Yao-ming
      • 2nd Division - Chao Kung-wa
      • 25th Division - Chang Han-chu
      • 195th Division - Chin Yi-chih
    • 37th Corps - Chen Pei
      • 60th Division - Liang Chung-chiang
      • 95th Division - Lo Chi
    • 79th Corps - Hsia Chu-chung
      • 98th Division - Wang Chia-pen
      • 82nd Division - Lo Chi-chiang
      • 140th Division - Li Tang
  • 20th Army Group - Shang Chen, Dep:Huo Kuei-chang
    • Tung-ting Garrison - Huo Kuei-chang
      • 53rd Corps - Chou Fu-cheng
        • 116th Division - Chao Sao-tsung *
        • 130th Division - Chu Hung-hsun *
      • 54th Corps - Chen Lieh
        • 14th Division - Chueh Han-chien
        • 50th Division - Chang Chun *
        • 23rd Division - Sheng Feng-yao
    • 87th Corps - Chou Hsiang-chu
      • 43rd Division - Chin Teh-yang
      • 198th Division - Wang Yu-ying
  • 73rd Corps - Peng Wei-jen
    • 15th Division - Wang Chih-pin
    • 77th Division - Liu Chi-ming
  • 4th Corps - Ou Chen
    • 59th Division - Chang The-neng
    • 90th Division - Chen Yung-chi
    • 102nd Division - Po Hui-chang
  • 70th Corps - Li Chueh
    • 90th Division - Tang Po-yin
    • 107th Division - Tuan Heng *
  • New 6th Corps - Chen Chiu-cheng
    • 5th Division - Tai Chi-tao *
    • 6th Division - Lung Yun-fei *
  • 74th Corps - Wang Yao-wu
    • 51st Division - Li Tien-hsia
    • 57th Division - Shih Chung-cheng
    • 58th Division - Chen Shih
  • 5th Corps - Tu Yu-ming
    • 1st Honor Division - Cheng Tung-kao
    • 200th Division - Tai An-lan *
    • New 12th Division- Chiu Ching-chuan
  • 99 Corps - Fu Chang-fang
    • 92nd Division - Liang Han-ming *
    • 76th Division - Wang Ling-yun *
  • 11th Division - Yey Pei-kao

Notes:

    • Uncommitted to battle in the campaign.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Hsu Long-hsuen and Chang Ming-kai, History of The Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) 2nd Ed. ,1971. Translated by Wen Ha-hsiung , Chung Wu Publishing; 33, 140th Lane, Tung-hwa Street, Taipei, Taiwan Republic of China. Page 303-311, Map 17.
  2. ^ 抗日战争时期的侵华日军序列沿革 (Order of battle of the Japanese army that invaded China during the Sino Japanese War)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Generals from Japan (WWII) http://www.generals.dk/nation/Japan.html
  4. ^ a b c 2nd Sino Japanese War discussion, Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 2:56 am http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=94112&start=105