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Battle Of Lanfeng
Part of the campaign of Northern and Eastern Honan 1938
Date May, 1938
Location Lankao, Henan
Result Tactical Chinese victory Strategical Japanese victory
Territorial
changes
Japanese forces capture Lanfeng
Belligerents
Republic of China National Revolutionary Army, China Japan Imperial Japanese Army, Japan
Commanders
Republic of China Xue Yue Japan Kenji Doihara
Strength
120,000 20,000
Casualties and losses
unknown unknown

The Battle of Lanfeng was part of the larger campaign for Northern and Eastern Honan (Feb. 7 – June 10 1938) and was occurring at the same time as the Battle of Xuzhou (Late Dec. – Early June, 1938). It involved a counterattack at Lanfeng by elements of the 1st War Area on the 14th Division, the vanguard of the Japanese First Army of its North China Area Army numbering 20,000 men and tanks. It was the first action of the Chinese 200th Division the first mechanized division in the Chinese Army.

Order of Battle Battle of Lanfeng

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, page 230-235, Map. 9-2

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