Western Hubei Operation

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Western Hubei Operation
Part of the Second Sino-Japanese War
DateMarch 1941
Western Hubei
Result Chinese victory
 Republic of China  Empire of Japan
Commanders and leaders
Republic of China (1912–1949) Li Zongren Empire of Japan Lt. General Waichiro Sonobe
River Defense Force: 26th Corps (32nd, 41st, 44th Divisions), 103rd Division 11th Army: 13th Division
Casualties and losses
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The Western Hubei Operation was an engagement 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