In the Battle of Central Henan, 390,000 Chinese soldiers, led by General Tang Enbo , were deployed to defend the strategic position of Luoyang. The the spearheaded by the of the IJA crossed the Yellow River around Zhengzhou in late April and defeated Chinese forces near Xuchang, then swung around clockwise and besieged Luoyang. Luoyang was defended by three Chinese divisions. The 3rd Tank Division began to attack Luoyang on May 13 and took it on May 25.
Order of Battle: Battle of Central Henan
Hsu Long-hsuen and Chang Ming-kai, History of The Sino-Japanese War 2nd Ed. ,1971. Translated by Wen Ha-hsiung , Chung Wu Publishing; 33, 140th Lane, Tung-hwa Street, Taipei, Taiwan Republic of China.
*Guo Rugui, editor-in-chief Huang Yuzhang
*Jiangsu People's Publishing House
*Date published : 2005-7-1
*Online in Chinese: http://www.wehoo.net/book/wlwh/a30012/A0170.htm
April 16, 2008
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