Tenth Army (Japan)
|Japanese Tenth Army|
Japanese troops enter Nanjing
|Active||October 20, 1937 - February 14, 1938|
|Country||Empire of Japan|
|Branch||Imperial Japanese Army|
|Engagements||Battle of Nanjing|
The Japanese 10th Army was formed on October 20, 1937 under the Imperial General Headquarters, and came under the control of the Japanese Central China Area Army on November 7 of the same year. It was an emergency reinforcement force to supplement the Japanese Shanghai Expeditionary Army in China after the Second Shanghai Incident. The Japanese 10th Army subsequently participated in the Battle of Nanjing and the subsequent atrocities known as the Nanking Massacre. The unit was officially disbanded in Nanjing on February 14, 1938.
List of Commanders
|Commanding officer||General Heisuke Yanagawa||20 October 1937||14 February 1939|
|Chief of staff||Major General Moritake Tanabe||20 October 1937||14 February 1939|
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