Chinese order of battle, Battle of Xuzhou

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The Chinese order of battle, at the Battle of Xuzhou. The Battle of Xuzou was part of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

The Battle of Xuzhou was fought between Chinese and Japanese forces at Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province in January 1938. Summary of the battle is noted as follow:

Name The Battle of Xuzhou Number of military Force China: 600,000 soldiers
Where Xuzhou, Jiangzu Province Japan: 240,000 soldiers
When January to May 1938 Injuries and death China: over 100,000 people
Japan: over 26,000 people
Who Chinese armed force & Japanese armed force Main officer China: Zongren Li,
Result Japan captured Xuzhou Japan: Terauchi Hisaichi

Army[edit]

5th War Area - Li Zongren

  • 2nd Army Group - Sun Lianzhong [From 1st War area March 1938]
    • 30th Corps - Tien Chen-nan
      • 30th Division - Chang Cing-chao
      • 31st Division - Chih Feng-cheng
    • 42nd Corps - Feng An-pang
      • 27th Division - Huang Chiao-sung[r]
      • 44th Division - Wu Peng-chu
  • 3rd Army Group - Sun Tongxuan (acting)
    • 12th Corps - Sun Tongxuan
      • 20th Division - Sun Tongxuan
      • 81st Division - Chan Shu-tang
    • 55th Corps - Tsao Fu-lin
      • 29th Division - Tsao Fu-lin (concurrent)
      • 74th Division - Li Han-chang
    • 56th Corps - Ku Liang-min
      • 22nd Division - Ku Liang-min (concurrent)
      • Pistol Brigade - Wu Hua-wen
  • 11th Army Group - Li Pingxian +
    • 31st Corps - Wei Yung San
      • 131st Division - Chin Lien-fang
      • 135th Division - Su Tzu-hsing
      • 138th Division - Mo Teh-hung
  • 21st Army Group - Liao Lei +
    • 7th Corps - Chou Tsu-huang
      • 170th Division - Hsu Chi-ming
      • 171st Division - Yang Fu-chang
      • 172nd Division - Cheng Shu-feng
    • 48th Corps - Liao Lei (concurrent)
      • 174th Division - Wang Tsan-pin
      • 176th Division - Ou Shou-nien
  • 22nd Army Group - Deng Xihou, (Sun Zhen - acting) [from Szechuan]
    • 41st Corps - Sun Zhen
      • 122nd Division - Wang Min-chang
      • 124th Division - Wang Shih-chun
    • 45th Corps - Chen Ting-hsun
      • 125th Division - Chen Ting-hsun (concurrent)
      • 127th Division - Chen Li
    • 366 Division? [6] (peace preservation units?)
    • 372 Division? [6] (peace preservation units?)
  • 24th Army Group - Han Deqin (acting)
    • 57th Corps - Miao Chen-liu
      • 111th Division - Chang En-tuo
      • 112th Division - Hou Shou-yi
    • 89th Corps - Han Deqin(concurrent)
      • 33rd Division - Han Deqin (concurrent)
      • 117th Division - Li Shou-wei[6]
      • attached Kiangsu Peace Preservation Units
  • 26th Army Group - Xu Yuanquan(concurrent)
    • 10th Corps - Xu Yuanquan (concurrent)
      • 41st Division - Ting Chih-pan
      • 48th Division - Hsu Chi-wu
      • 199th Division - Lo Shu-chia
  • 27th Army Group - Yang Sen
    • 20th Corps - Yang Sen (concurrent)
      • 133rd Division - Yang Han-yu
      • 134th Division - Yang Han-chung
  • 3rd Army - Pang Pin-hsun
    • 40th Corps - Pang Pin-hsun (concurrent)
      • 39th Division - Ma Fa-wu
  • 19th Army - Feng Chi-an
    • 77th Corps - Feng Chi-an (concurrent) +
      • 37th Division - Chia Chien-his
      • 179th Division - Ho Chi-feng
      • 132nd Division - Wang Chang-hai
  • 20th Army - Tang En-po
    • 52nd Corps - Kuan Lin-cheng
      • 2nd Division - Cheng Tung-kuo[r]
      • 25th Division - Chang Yao-ming[r]
    • 85th Corps - Wang Chung-lien
      • 4th Division - Chen Ta-ching[r]
      • 89th Division - Division - Hsueh-chung[r]
    • 110th Division - Chang Chen
  • 27th Army - Chang Tse-chung
    • 59th Corps - Chang Tse-chung (concurrent) [From 1st War area Jan. 1938]
      • 38th Division - Huang Wei-kang
      • 180th Division - Liu Chen-san
      • 9th Division - Chang Teh-shun [g] Must be a different Division, the 9th is below with 2nd Corps.
      • 13th Cav. Brigade - Yao Ching-chuan
  • 2nd Corps - Li Yen-nien
    • 3rd Division - Li Yu-tang [g]
    • 9th Division - Li Yen-nien(concurrent) [g]
  • 22nd Corps - Tan Tao-yuan
    • 50th Division - Chen Kuang-yu
  • 46th Corps - Fan Sung-pu
    • 28th Division - Tung Chao
    • 49th Division - Chou Shih-mein
    • 92nd Division - Huang Kuo-liang
  • 51st Corps - Yu Hsueh-chung +
    • 113th Division - Chao Kuang-lieh
    • 114th Division - Mu Chung-heng
  • 60th Corps - Lu Han
    • 182nd Division - An En-fu [y]
    • 183rd Division - Kao Kyin-huai [y]
    • 184th Division - Chang Chung [y]
  • 68th Corps - Liu Ju-ming +
    • 119th Division - Li Chin-tien
    • 143rd Division - Li Tseng-chih
  • 69th Corps - Shih Yu-san
    • 181st Division - Shih Yu-san (concurrent)
    • New 6th Division - Kao Shu-hsun
  • 75th Corps - Shih Yu-san
    • 6th Division - Shih Yu-san (concurrent) [g]
    • 93rd Division - Kan Li-chu
  • 92nd Corps - Li Hsien-chou
    • 13th Division - Wu Liang-shen
    • 21st Division - Li Hsien-chou (concurrent)
  • 95th Division - Lo Chi
  • 104th Division - Wang Wen-yen
  • 115 Division? [6]
  • 1st Regt. 1st Arty. Bde.
  • 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Art. Regt.

Notes:

  • [g] German trained reorganized divisions
  • [r] reorganized divisions
  • [y] Divisions with French arms from Yunnan

Airforce[edit]

1st Air Route Command (ARC) [5]

  • Headquarters at Nanchang
    • 4th Pursuit Group based at Hankou - Mao Ying-Chu

3rd Air Route Command [5]

  • Headquarters at Sian
    • 17th Pursuit Squadron
      • I-15bis based at Sian
    • 25th Pursuit Squadron
      • I-15bis based at Sian
    • 3rd Pursuit Group - Lt. Colonel Wu Yu-Liu
      • based at Hsaio Kan
      • 7th Pursuit Squadron - Xiang Yung
        • I-15bis
      • 8th Pursuit Squadron -
        • I-15bis

Notes 1st ARC was responsible for supporting the 3rd and 5th War Zones in Anhwei, Chekiang, Fukien, Kiangsi and Kiangsu Provinces. The 3rd ARC had its headquarters at Sian and supported the 1st and 2nd War Zones in Honan and Hupei. [5]

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