Amoy Operation

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Amoy Operation
Part of the Second Sino-Japanese War
Date May 10–12, 1938
Location Amoy Island
Result Japanese victory
 Imperial Japanese Navy 5th_Fleet Republic of China (1912–49) National Revolutionary Army
Commanders and leaders
Empire of Japan Koichi Shiozawa Republic of China (1912–49) Chen Yi
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Casualties and losses
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The Amoy Operation was part of a campaign by Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War to blockade China to prevent it from communicating with the outside world and importing needed arms and materials. Control of Amoy Island would provide a base to make the blockade of Fujian province more effective.


  • 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. Pg. 247, Map 11.

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Coordinates: 24°30′00″N 118°08′17″E / 24.5000°N 118.138°E / 24.5000; 118.138