Order of Battle Tianjin–Pukou Railway Operation

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Order of Battle Tianjin–Pukou Railway Operation

Japan[edit]

  • 2nd Army – General Toshizō Nishio ( left early Oct. 37),[1] [6]
    • 10th Division (Motorized Square Division)– Gen Rensuke Isogai [6][7] arrived early September) **
      • 8th Infantry Brigade
        • 39th Infantry Regiment
        • 40th Infantry Regiment
      • 33rd Infantry Brigade
        • 10th Infantry Regiment
        • 63rd Infantry Regiment
      • 10th Field Artillery Regiment
      • 10th Cavalry Regiment
      • 10th Engineer Regiment
      • 10th Transport Regiment
    • 16th Division – Lt. Gen. Kesago Nakajima, 中島今朝吾[6][7]
      • 19th Infantry Brigade
        • 9th Infantry Regiment
        • 20th Infantry Regiment
      • 30th Infantry Brigade
        • 33rd Infantry Regiment
        • 38th Infantry Regiment
      • 22nd Field Artillery Regiment
      • 20th Cavalry Regiment
      • 16th Engineer Regiment
      • 16th Transport Regiment
    • 109th Division Maj-General Yamaoka Shigeatsu, 山岡重厚 [7]
      • 31st Infantry Brigade
        • 69th Infantry Regiment
        • 107th Infantry Regiment
      • 118th Infantry Brigade
        • 119th Infantry Regiment
        • 136th Infantry Regiment
      • 109th Mountain Artillery Regt
      • 109th Cavalry Regiment
      • 109th Engineer Regiment
      • 109th Transport Regiment

Notes

  • 16th and 109th Divisions left campaign in early Oct. 37 to go to Ningchin to participate in the Peiking – Hankow Railway Operation. 16h Division was sent to join the Battle of Shanghai.
  • 10th Division remained to conduct operations after the main force of 2nd Army left in Oct. 37.

Sources: [1] 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 191-195 Map 5

[2] Sino-Japanese Air War 1937-45

[4] Madej, W. Victor, Japanese Armed Forces Order of Battle, 1937-1945 [2 vols], Allentown, Pennsylvania: 1981

[6] Generals from Japan

[7] 陸軍師団長一覧 (Generals of Division )

China[edit]

Order of Battle Tianjin–Pukou Railway Operation (Early September 1937)[1]

1st Army Group – Gen. Sung Che-yuan

  • 19th Army - Feng Chih-an
    • 77th Corps - Feng Chih-an(concurrent)
      • 37th Division – Chang Ling-yun
      • 132nd Division – Wang Chang-hai
      • 179th Division – Ho Chi-feng *
    • 59th Corps - Chang Tse-chung
      • 38th Division – Huang Wei-kang
      • 180th Division – Liu Tse-chen, *
    • 181st Division – Shih Yu-san, *
  • 3rd Army - Pang Ping-hsun
    • 40th Corps - Pang Ping-hsun (concurrent)
      • 39th Division - Pang Ping-hsun (concurrent)
    • 49th Corps - Liu Tuo-chuan
      • 105th Division - Kao Peng-yun
      • 109th Division - Chao Yi
  • 3rd Cavalry Corps - Cheng Ta-chang
    • 4th Cavalry Division - Wang Chi-feng
    • 9th Cavalry Division - Cheng Ta-chang (concurrent)
  • 67th Corps - Wu Ke-jen
    • 107th Division - Chih Kuei-pi
    • 108th Division - Chan Wen-Chingi
  • 23rd Division
  • 12th Corps - Sun Tung-hsuan
    • 20th Division - Sun Tung-hsuan (concurrent)
    • 81st Division - Chan Shu-tang

Notes:

  • [r]Reorganized Divisions [3]
  • * 179th, 180th and 181st Divisions were formed from Peace Preservation Brigades and subordinate regiments of the 29th Army. [1]

Airforce - [2]

  • None

Sources:

  • [1] 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 191-195, Map 5.
  • [2] Sino-Japanese Air War 1937-45
  • [3] History of the Frontal War Zone in the Sino-Japanese War, published by Nanjing University Press.

Besides the eight German trained Reorganized Divisions were 12 other Reorganized Divisions with Chinese arms on the reorganized model with two German advisors:

2nd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 25th, 27th, 57th, 67th, 80th, 83rd, 89th Division

These were to be trained by large teams of German advisors like the earlier eight divisions but the start of the war with Japan precluded that.