Battle of West Henan–North Hubei

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Battle of West Henan-North Hubei
Part of the Second Sino-Japanese War
Date 21 March – 11 May 1945
Location West Henan, North Hubei
Result Tactical stalemate
Japanese operational victory
Republic of China (1912–1949) Republic of China Empire of Japan Empire of Japan
Commanders and leaders
Republic of China (1912–1949) Hu Tsun-nan
Republic of China (1912–1949) Liu Chih
Empire of Japan Sinnosuke Sasaki
Empire of Japan Takashi Takamori
5 armies
4 airforce grup
7 divisions
5 brigades
100+ tanks
13 armoured cars
1000+ vehicles
Casualties and losses
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The Battle of West Henan–North Hubei (simplified Chinese: 豫西鄂北会战; traditional Chinese: 豫西鄂北會戰; pinyin: Yù Xī È Běi Huìzhàn) was one of the 22 major engagements between the National Revolutionary Army and Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. It was fought in March–May 1945 in northern Hubei and western Henan. While it was a tactical stalemate, the battle was an operational victory for the Japanese forces, who seized control of local airbases, denying Chinese forces any localized air support.

Order of battle[edit]