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Western Hopei Operation
Part of the Second Sino-Japanese War
Date March, 1941
Location Western Hubei
Result Chinese victory
Republic of China National Revolutionary Army, Republic of China Japan Imperial Japanese Army, Empire of Japan
Republic of China Li Zongren Japan Lt. General Waichiro Sonobe,
River Defense Force: 26th Corps (32nd, 41st, 44th Divisions), 103rd Division 11th Army: 13th Division
Casualties and losses
 ? 4,000–5,000 men (Chinese claim)

The Western Hopei Operation was one of the engagements between the National Revolutionary Army and Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Three Infantry, one Cavalry and an artillery Regiment of the 13th Division crossed to the south bank of the Yangtze River near Ichang to attack the Chinese positions there.


  • 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. 342-344, Map 23



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