IJA 101st and 106th Divisions at Wuhan, 1938

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IJA 101st and 106th Divisions at Wuhan, 1938

Post by BobTheBarbarian » 04 Jul 2018 04:58

Hi,
I'm looking for information on these two divisions that participated in the Tean (德安) Operation (Battle of Wanjialing to the Chinese). It is stated in JM-179 (http://ibiblio.org/hyperwar/Japan/Monos ... JM-179.pdf) that the 106th Division was surrounded and sustained heavy casualties, while the 101st Division was engaged in stubborn combat around Mt. Lu - which agrees with Chinese accounts. The difference, however, is that the Chinese historiography asserts that these two divisions were nearly annihilated and their destruction contributed to the escape of the main body of the Nationalist Army at Wuhan. Although the monograph leaves out specific details, it notes that the 106th Division was forced to stay behind and rebuild its strength under the cover of a detachment from the 17th Division, while the 101st Division was able to move forward and capture Tean. Is there any data available on the losses incurred by these divisions, and how seriously did they affect the operations of the 11th Army?
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Re: IJA 101st and 106th Divisions at Wuhan, 1938

Post by Akira Takizawa » 04 Jul 2018 07:26

The casualties of 106th Division were 3,300 killed and 4,000 wounded. As stated in the monograph, it stayed behind for rebuilding. The casualties of 101st Division are unknown. But, it continued to fight and captured 德安.

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Re: IJA 101st and 106th Divisions at Wuhan, 1938

Post by BobTheBarbarian » 05 Jul 2018 07:09

Thanks Taki. Do you know anything about replacement officers having to be flown in to take command of certain units during the encirclement in order to replace those who were killed or incapacitated? I've seen this claimed a number of times on Wikipedia, but there is never a source given.
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Re: IJA 101st and 106th Divisions at Wuhan, 1938

Post by Akira Takizawa » 05 Jul 2018 14:01

I know that several officers were killed and replacement soldiers were sent to the 106th division. But, I don't know about replacement officers.

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Re: IJA 101st and 106th Divisions at Wuhan, 1938

Post by BobTheBarbarian » 22 Jul 2018 23:11

OK. Thank you very much!
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Re: IJA 101st and 106th Divisions at Wuhan, 1938

Post by N38D » 06 Nov 2023 14:47

Akira Takizawa wrote:
04 Jul 2018 07:26
The casualties of 106th Division were 3,300 killed and 4,000 wounded. As stated in the monograph, it stayed behind for rebuilding. The casualties of 101st Division are unknown. But, it continued to fight and captured 德安.

Taki
"In 2000, Japanese military historians admitted the heavy damages that the 9th, 27th, 101st, and 106th Divisions and their subordinate units had suffered during the Battle of Wanjialing, which multiplied the number of war dead honoured in Japanese shrines. They also said that the damages had not been admitted during the war to maintain public morale and confidence in the war effort."

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Re: IJA 101st and 106th Divisions at Wuhan, 1938

Post by Eugen Pinak » 07 Nov 2023 10:25

N38D wrote:
06 Nov 2023 14:47
Akira Takizawa wrote:
04 Jul 2018 07:26
The casualties of 106th Division were 3,300 killed and 4,000 wounded. As stated in the monograph, it stayed behind for rebuilding. The casualties of 101st Division are unknown. But, it continued to fight and captured 德安.

Taki
"In 2000, Japanese military historians admitted the heavy damages that the 9th, 27th, 101st, and 106th Divisions and their subordinate units had suffered during the Battle of Wanjialing, which multiplied the number of war dead honoured in Japanese shrines. They also said that the damages had not been admitted during the war to maintain public morale and confidence in the war effort."
Of all the well-researched Chinese Wiki article on the Battle of Wanjialing one have to pick this unsourced nonsense claim to post into English Wiki article :(
On the other hand - what to expect from guys, who can't even use Google Translate properly to translate Chinese Wiki article? :(

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