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The following units and commanders fought in the Battle of Changde (early November – late December 1943), of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

Japan[edit | edit source]

Japanese order of battle, from end of October 1943.[1][2]

11th Army - Lt. General Isamu Yokoyama

  • 3rd Division - Lt. Gen. Mitsuo Yamamoto [3][4]
    • 3rd Infantry Brigade Group
      • 6th Infantry Regiment
      • 68th Infantry Regiment
      • 34th Infantry Regiment
    • 3rd Field Artillery Regiment
    • 3rd Cavalry Regiment
    • 3rd Engineer Regiment
    • 3rd Transport Regiment
  • 13th Division - Lt. Gen. Tsutomu Akashika [3][4]
    • 13th Infantry Brigade Group
      • 65th Infantry Regiment
      • 104th Infantry Regiment
      • 116th Infantry Regiment
    • 19th Mountain Artillery Regiment
    • 17th Cavalry Regiment
    • 13th Engineer Regiment
    • 13th Transport Regiment
  • 32nd Division (part) - Lt. Gen. Yoshio Ishii [3][4]
    • 32nd infantry Brigade Group:
      • 210th Infantry Regiment
      • 211th Infantry Regiment
      • 212th Infantry Regiment
    • 32nd Recon Regiment
    • 32nd Field Artillery Regiment
    • 32nd Transport Regiment
    • 32nd Transport Regiment
  • 34th Division (part) - Lt. Gen. Takeo Ban [3][4]
    • 34th infantry Brigade Group:
      • 216th Infantry Regiment
      • 217th Infantry Regiment
      • 218th Infantry Regiment
    • 34th Recon Regiment
    • 34th Field Artillery Regiment
    • 24th Transport Regiment
    • 34th Transport Regiment
  • 39th Division - Lt. Gen. Raishiro Sumida [3][4]
    • 39th Infantry Brigade Group:
      • 231st Infantry Regiment
      • 232nd Infantry Regiment
      • 233rd Infantry Regiment
    • 39th Recon Regiment
    • 39th Field Artillery Regiment
    • 39th Military Engineer Regiment
    • 39th Transport Regiment
  • 40th Division (part) - Lt. Gen. Seiichi Aoki [3][4]
    • 40th Infantry Brigade group:
      • 234th Infantry Regiment
      • 235th Infantry Regiment
      • 236th Infantry Regiment
    • 40th Cavalry Regiment
    • 40th Mountain Arrtillery Regiment
    • 40th Military Engineer Regiment
    • 40th Transport Regiment
  • 68th Division - Lt. Gen. Tamejin Sakuma [3][4]
    • 57th Infantry Brigade:
      • 61st Independent Infantry Battalion
      • 62nd Independent Infantry Battalion
      • 63rd Independent Infantry Battalion
      • 64th Independent Infantry Battalion
    • 58th Infantry Brigade:
      • 65th Independent Infantry Battalion
      • 115th Independent Infantry Battalion
      • 116th Independent Infantry Battalion
      • 117th Independent Infantry Battalion
    • Labor troops
    • Signal communication unit
    • Transport team
  • 116th Division - Lt. Gen. Hiroshi Iwanaga [3][4]
    • 116th Infantry Brigade Group
      • 109th Infantry Regiment
      • 120th Infantry Regiment
      • 133rd Infantry Regiment
    • 122nd Field Artillery regiment
    • 116th Military Engineer Regiment
    • 116th Transport Regiment
  • 17th Independent Mixed Brigade (part) - Lt. Gen. Kenichi Kishigawa [3][4]
    • 87th, Infantry Battalion
    • 88th Infantry Battalion
    • 89 th Infantry Battalion
    • 90th Infantry Battalion
    • 91st Infantry Battalion
    • Independent Artillery Troops
    • Independent Labor Troops
    • Independent signal communication unit
  • 5th Division (Nanking Puppet Army)
  • 11th Division (Nanking Puppet Army)
  • 12th Division (Nanking Puppet Army)
  • 13th Division (Nanking Puppet Army)
  • 100 motorboats and junks.

Airforce:?

China[edit | edit source]

Chinese order of battle as of end of October 1943.[1]

National Military Council

Airforce: 100 bombers and fighters

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hsu Long-hsuen and Chang Ming-kai (1971) History of The Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) 2nd Ed. Translated by Wen Ha-hsiung. Chung Wu Publishing. pp.412-416, Map 38
  2. 抗日战争时期的侵华日军序列沿革 (Japanese army that invaded China)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Generals from Japan
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Axis History Forum: Battle of Changde

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