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Eleventh Army (Japan)

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Eleventh Army (Japan)

Japanese Eleventh Army
Japanese troops enter Wuhan
Active July 4, 1938 – August 15, 1945
Country Empire of Japan
Branch Imperial Japanese Army
Type Infantry
Role Corps
Garrison/HQ Wuhan, Japanese-occupied China
Nickname Ro ( Backbone)
Engagements Battle of Wuhan

The Japanese 11th Army (第11軍 Dai-jyū-ichi gun) was an army of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War.


The Japanese 11th Army was formed on July 4, 1938 under the Japanese Central China Area Army for the task of conquering and occupying the central provinces of China between the Yangtze River and the Yellow River. The 11th Army played a major role in the Battle of Wuhan. From September 1939, it came under the newly formed China Expeditionary Army and was transferred to the control of the Japanese Sixth Area Army in September 1944. It was disbanded at Quanzhou County (Guilin) in Guangxi province at the surrender of Japan.

List of Commanders

Commanding Officers

Name From To
1 Lieutenant General Yasuji Okamura 23 June 1938 9 March 1940
2 Lieutenant General Waichiro Sonobe 9 March 1940 4 April 1941
3 Lieutenant General Korechika Anami 4 April 1941 1 July 1942
4 Lieutenant General Osamu Tsukada 1 July 1942 22 December 1942
5 Lieutenant General Isamu Yokoyama 22 December 1942 22 November 1944
6 Lieutenant General Yoshio Kotsuki 22 November 1944 7 April 1945
7 Lieutenant General Yukio Kasahara 7 April 1945 15 August 1945

Chief of Staff

Name From To
1 General Teiichi Yoshimoto 20 June 1938 31 January 1939
2 Lieutenant General Takazo Numata 31 January 1939 1 August 1939
3 Lieutenant General Junsei Aoki 4 August 1939 1 March 1941
4 Major General Isami Kinoshita 1 March 1941 1 December 1942
5 Major General Kunio Osonoe 1 December 1942 7 February 1944
6 Major General Sadatake Nakayama 7 February 1944 23 April 1945
7 Major General Banzo Fukutomi 23 April 1945 15 August 1945


External links

  • Wendel, Marcus. "Axis History Factbook". Japanese Eleventh Army. 
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