Battle of Shanggao

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Battle of Shanggao
Part of Second Sino-Japanese war
Shanggao bridge.jpg
Retaking a lost bridge.
Date14 March – 9 April 1941

Chinese victory[1]

  • Japanese offensive repelled[1]
 Republic of China  Empire of Japan
Commanders and leaders
Republic of China (1912–1949) Luo Zhuoying Empire of Japan Korechika Anami
Units involved
 National Revolutionary Army

 Imperial Japanese Army

  • Central China Area Army
Unknown 65,000 troops in 3 divisions and 1 independent regiment
40 armoured cars
150 planes[1]
Casualties and losses
20,533[1] Japanese claim: ~5,500[2]

Chinese claim:
16,000 killed[3]
6,000 wounded
Total: 22,000 killed and wounded[1]

The Battle of Shanggao (simplified Chinese: 上高会战; traditional Chinese: 上高會戰; pinyin: Shànggāo Huìzhàn), also called Operation Kinkō (Japanese: 錦江作戦), was one of the 22 major engagements between the National Revolutionary Army and Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War.


  1. ^ a b c d e 上高会战——痛歼日寇彪炳史册
  2. ^ 児島襄(Noboru Kojima) (1988). 日中戦争 〈5〉 ["Sino-Japanese War 5"] (in Japanese) (Paperback ed.). 文藝春秋. pp. 311–312. ISBN 978-4167141332.
  3. ^ 惨烈的上高之战:国军王牌74军痛歼两万日寇(4) [Ferocious Battle at Shanggao] (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2017-09-29. Retrieved 2018-11-12.

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Coordinates: 28°11′00″N 114°52′59″E / 28.1833°N 114.8830°E / 28.1833; 114.8830