Order of battle for Amoy Operation

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Order of battle for Amoy Operation May 10–12, 1938

Japan[edit]

Amoy Operation May 10–12, 1938[1]

5th Fleet - Vice Admiral Koichi Shiozawa [2]

  • 9th Sentai - ?
    • Myōkō [heavy cruiser][3]
      • Armament: 10–20 cm/50cal gun (2x5), 8-12.7 cm/40cal AA gun (2x4), 4-13.2mm AA, 8–61 cm TT (4x2), 2 aircraft
    • Tama [Light cruiser][3]
      • Armament 7–14 cm/50cal gun, 2–8 cm/40cal AA gun, 8–53 cm TT, 48 mines
  • 10th Sentai - ?
    • Tenryū [Light cruiser][3]
      • Armament: 4–14 cm/50cal gun, 3–8 cm/40cal AA gun, 6–53 cm TT (3x2)
    • Tatsuta [Light cruiser][3]
      • Armament: 4–14 cm/50cal gun, 3–8 cm/40cal AA gun, 6–53 cm TT (3x2)
    • 1st Gunboat Unit
      • 4 gunboats?
  • 1st Air Sentai - ? *
    • Kaga [aircraft carrier]
      • 90 aircraft
        • Fighter daitai - ? Nakajima A2N, ? Type 95 Mitsubishi A5M[4]
        • Bomber Daitai - ? (Aichi D1A1s, A2's) carrier bombers [4]
        • Attack daitai - ? Mitsubishi B2M, ? Type 96 Yokosuka B4Y1 Torpedo bomber [4]
  • 3rd Air Sentai -? *
    • (Kamoi) seaplane tender
      • 12 aircraft [probably NAKAJIMA TYPE 95 RECON SEAPLANE (E8N1-DAVE)][4]
  • 2nd Combined SNLF
    • Yokosuka 2nd SNLF
    • Kure 3rd SNLF
    • Sasebo 7th SNLF
  • Jinmen Garrison
  • 1st Garrison Unit

Notes[edit]

  1. Earlier in the Shanghai campaign the 1st Air Sentai had an escort of a 30th Tai of 4 destroyers. Formerly Kamoi had an escort of 28th Tai of 4 destroyers also. It is likely they had similar if not the same escorts here.
  2. From: History of The Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945)
    • 5/10 11 Ships and 18 planes bombarded Ho-to and Ao-tou. 20 motor boats landed infantry at Wu-tung.
    • 5/11 More landings at Huang-tso and Ta-tao. 3 destroyers and 2 Gunboats attacked the fortress there to cover the landings. This indicates there was at least one Tai of destroyers with this operation.

China[edit]

Amoy Defense Operation May 10–12, 1938

Amoy Area - Director, Fukien Pacification HQ. - Chen Yi[1]

  • 75th Division - Han Wen-ying
  • Amoy fortress Command - Kao Hsien-shen
    • Pai-shih Fortress
    • Yu-tse-wei Fortress (naval garrison)
      • 2 Batteries of Fortress Garrison Forces
        • Hui-li-shan battery
        • Pan-shih battery

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hsu Long-hsuen; Chang Ming-kai (1971). History of The Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945). Wen Ha-hsiung (trans.) (2nd ed.). Taiwan Republic of China: Chung Wu Publishing. 
  2. ^ "Imperial Japanese Navy". 
  3. ^ a b c d "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)". 
  4. ^ a b c d "Sino-Japanese Air War 1937-45".