Guns of Japanese divisons in Burma invasion

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Re: Guns of Japanese divisons in Burma invasion

Post by Kelvin » 29 Mar 2020 10:27

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> Hi, Taki, apart from Type 41 mountain guns in Artillery Regiment, did 38th Division still kept 3 x Type 41 Mountain or Regimental guns per Infantry Regiment.

There are two different references of 3 and 4. I don't know which is correct or increased to 4.

> And I see some Sources that 38th Division had an attached 20th mountain battalion with nine Swedish Bofor 75mm M-1930 mountain guns and 10th Mountain gun Regiment with 24 x Type 41 mountain guns ?

Yes

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Hi, Taki, thank again, but I would like to ask you one more unit : 21st medium gun battalion (Separate unit) in 25th Army in Dec 1941, I don't whether it equipped with 15cm Howitzers or 10cm Type 92 Guns, do you know that ? Thank

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Re: Guns of Japanese divisons in Burma invasion

Post by Akira Takizawa » 29 Mar 2020 12:34

21st Independent Field Heavy Artillery Battalion had 12 Type 4 15cm Howitzers.

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Re: Guns of Japanese divisons in Burma invasion

Post by Kelvin » 29 Mar 2020 13:30

Akira Takizawa wrote:
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21st Independent Field Heavy Artillery Battalion had 12 Type 4 15cm Howitzers.

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Re: Guns of Japanese divisons in Burma invasion

Post by Kelvin » 30 Mar 2020 04:44

Hi, Taki, sorry for bothering you again. One more gun Problem : I see 14th Medium Gun Regiment were equipped with
type 38 120mm howitzer but received 15cm howitzer later. I would like to ask what gun 120mm or 150mm in 14th Medium Gun Regiment during the seige of Hong Kong ? Or mixed with both types ( One Regiment had 24 Artillery pieces) ? Thank

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Re: Guns of Japanese divisons in Burma invasion

Post by Akira Takizawa » 30 Mar 2020 05:50

> I see 14th Medium Gun Regiment were equipped with
type 38 120mm howitzer but received 15cm howitzer later.

No. 14th Field Heavy Artillery Regiment was formed in 1937 and it was equipped with 24 Type 4 15cm Howitzers. It did not change in Hong Kong Campaign.

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Re: Guns of Japanese divisons in Burma invasion

Post by Kelvin » 30 Mar 2020 07:38

Akira Takizawa wrote:
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> I see 14th Medium Gun Regiment were equipped with
type 38 120mm howitzer but received 15cm howitzer later.

No. 14th Field Heavy Artillery Regiment was formed in 1937 and it was equipped with 24 Type 4 15cm Howitzers. It did not change in Hong Kong Campaign.

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Hi, Taki, because Ness Leland book Rikugun says it was equipped with Type 38 15cm Howitzer and replace it with 15cm howitzers in 1942. Maybe he is incorrect in this Formation.

BTW, did all 24 x Type 4 15cm Howitzers took part in seige of Hong Kong ? Or just some Portion, may you tell me About that ? Thank

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Re: Guns of Japanese divisons in Burma invasion

Post by Akira Takizawa » 30 Mar 2020 08:39

One battalion was left behind and each battery was reduced to two howitzers. So, only 6 howitzers participated in the battle of Hong Kong.

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Re: Guns of Japanese divisons in Burma invasion

Post by Kelvin » 30 Mar 2020 10:41

Akira Takizawa wrote:
30 Mar 2020 08:39
One battalion was left behind and each battery was reduced to two howitzers. So, only 6 howitzers participated in the battle of Hong Kong.

Taki
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Re: Guns of Japanese divisons in Burma invasion

Post by Kelvin » 31 Mar 2020 03:53

Hi, Taki, some Units Location want you to help :

2nd Independent Antitank battalion with 18 x 37mm AT guns and 5th Independent Antitank battalion with 18 x 37mm AT guns were located in seige of Hong Kong in Dec 41

And 3rd Heavy Artillery battalion with 8 x 15cm Guns was in Malaya, Hong Kong or still in Kwuntung Army sector ? Thank

And I see 2nd Artillery Mortar battalion with 15cm Mortar, some say it had 15 guns but some say it had 12 guns, which one is correct, may you help me ? Thank

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Re: Guns of Japanese divisons in Burma invasion

Post by Akira Takizawa » 31 Mar 2020 05:38

> 2nd Independent Antitank battalion with 18 x 37mm AT guns and 5th Independent Antitank battalion with 18 x 37mm AT guns were located in seige of Hong Kong in Dec 41

37mm guns of 5th Independent Antitank battalion were reduced to 12 pieces before the battle of Hong Kong.

> And 3rd Heavy Artillery battalion with 8 x 15cm Guns was in Malaya, Hong Kong or still in Kwuntung Army sector ?

3rd Independent Heavy Artillery Battalion did not go to Malaya. After the battle of Hong Kong, it stayed at Hong Kong and went to Rabaul in 1942.

> And I see 2nd Artillery Mortar battalion with 15cm Mortar, some say it had 15 guns but some say it had 12 guns, which one is correct, may you help me ?

12

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Re: Guns of Japanese divisons in Burma invasion

Post by Kelvin » 31 Mar 2020 10:25

Akira Takizawa wrote:
31 Mar 2020 05:38
> 2nd Independent Antitank battalion with 18 x 37mm AT guns and 5th Independent Antitank battalion with 18 x 37mm AT guns were located in seige of Hong Kong in Dec 41

37mm guns of 5th Independent Antitank battalion were reduced to 12 pieces before the battle of Hong Kong.

> And 3rd Heavy Artillery battalion with 8 x 15cm Guns was in Malaya, Hong Kong or still in Kwuntung Army sector ?

3rd Independent Heavy Artillery Battalion did not go to Malaya. After the battle of Hong Kong, it stayed at Hong Kong and went to Rabaul in 1942.

> And I see 2nd Artillery Mortar battalion with 15cm Mortar, some say it had 15 guns but some say it had 12 guns, which one is correct, may you help me ?

12

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Re: Guns of Japanese divisons in Burma invasion

Post by Kelvin » 01 Apr 2020 03:49

Hi, Taki, did 2nd Heavy Artillery Battalion with 8 x 15cm Guns was also depolyed in seige of Hong Kong ? Thank

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Re: Guns of Japanese divisons in Burma invasion

Post by Akira Takizawa » 01 Apr 2020 05:13

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Hi, Taki, did 2nd Heavy Artillery Battalion with 8 x 15cm Guns was also depolyed in seige of Hong Kong ?
Yes. After it fought in Hong Kong, it participated in the battle of Singapore.

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Re: Guns of Japanese divisons in Burma invasion

Post by Kelvin » 01 Apr 2020 09:55

Akira Takizawa wrote:
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Kelvin wrote:
01 Apr 2020 03:49
Hi, Taki, did 2nd Heavy Artillery Battalion with 8 x 15cm Guns was also depolyed in seige of Hong Kong ?
Yes. After it fought in Hong Kong, it participated in the battle of Singapore.

Taki
Hello, Taki, thank again for your help.

Normally, 15cm Gun Artillery batalion was exclusively equipped with Type 89 15cm Guns or mixture of both Type 89 and much more heavier Type 96 ?

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Re: Guns of Japanese divisons in Burma invasion

Post by Akira Takizawa » 01 Apr 2020 12:54

As far as I checked, all heavy artillery battalions with 15cm cannons were equipped with Type 89 and Type 96 is not found among them.

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