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Battle of Lanfeng

Battle Of Lanfeng
Part of the campaign of Northern and Eastern Honan 1938
Date May 1938
Location Lankao, Henan
Result Chinese victory
National Revolutionary Army, China Imperial Japanese Army, Japan
Commanders and leaders
Cheng Qian Kenji Doihara
? 20,000
Casualties and losses
? ?

The Battle of Lanfeng(兰封会战) was part of the larger campaign for Northern and Eastern Honan (February 7 – June 10, 1938) and was occurring at the same time as the Battle of Xuzhou (Late December – 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 of Lanfeng

See the Order of Battle of the Battle of Lanfeng


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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