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Taixing Campaign
Part of Chinese Civil War
DateSeptember 8, 1945 - September 12, 1945
LocationJiangsu, China
Result Communist victory
Belligerents
Flag of the National Revolutionary Army
National Revolutionary Army
PLA
Chinese Red Army
Commanders and leaders
Flag of the National Revolutionary Army Cai Xinyuan 蔡鑫元 PLA ?
Strength
6,500 > 10,000
Casualties and losses
2000+ killed
4,000+ captured alive
?


Taixing Campaign (泰兴战役) was a series battles fought at the Taixing (泰兴) region in central Jiangsu, and it was a clash between the communists and the former nationalists turned Japanese puppet regime force who rejoined the nationalists after World War II. The campaign was one of the Chinese Civil War in the immediate post World War II era, and resulted in communist victory.

Order of battle[]

Nationalists

  • Temporarily Organized 19th Division of the 2nd Army

Communists

  • Units of Central Jiangsu Military Region
  • Local militias

Campaign[]

On September 8, 1945, units of communist Central Jiangsu Military Region assisted by the local militias decided to take the town of Taixing (泰兴) in central Jiangsu by force after the local defenders consisted of former nationalists turned Japanese puppet regime force who rejoined the nationalists after World War II refused to surrender. Three days later, all nationalist strongholds outside the town had fallen into communist hands. At night of September 11, 1945, the communists launched their assaults on the town itself, and by 8:00 AM next morning, the communist secured the town after capturing more than four thousands defenders alive, including the commander Cai Xinyuan (蔡鑫元). In addition, the communists also captured 12 artillery pieces, over 140 machine guns and more than 2,700 firearms.

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References[]

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