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During the Second Sino-Japanese War, Japanese artillery forces marched a long distance into the vast area of continental China. They were much troubled by bad roads. To lighten the burden to transport the artillery, many artillery regiments replaced their artillery with mountain guns. Jump to: navigation, search Shanghai 1937: One of the earlier images of the war to come out from China, this photo appeared in LIFE magazine The Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) was a major invasion of eastern China by Japan preceding and during World War II. It ended with... Mountain guns are artillery pieces designed for use during mountain combat. ...

Most fights in China were the pursuit battle and the large artillery battle seldom happened. In the Battle of Nanchang, the Japanese deployed the largest artillery forces during the Sino-Japanese War. They bombarded to support the river-crossing of the Japanese at Xiushui River (1939). However, the Chinese little resisted the Japanese river-crossing and the artillery forces stopped bombarding at one third of the plan. Jump to: navigation, search For the Chinese Civil War battle in 1927, see Nanchang Uprising. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...

  • -Battle of Xiushui River
  • Date : March, 1939
  • Place : Nanchang, China
  • Opponent : Chinese Army
  • Artillery Unit:6th Field Heavy Artillery Brigade HQ
  • Commander:Major Gen. Sumita
  • Artillery Sections:
  • -13th Field Heavy Artillery Regiment
  • Lt. Col. Okoshi
  • 24 Type 4 15cm Howitzers
  • -14th Field Heavy Artillery Regiment
  • Lt. Col. Maruyama
  • 24 Type 4 15cm Howitzers
  • -10th Field Heavy Artillery Regiment
  • Lt. Col. Nagaya
  • 24 Type 4 15cm Howitzers
  • -15th Independent Field Heavy Artillery Regiment
  • Col. Horikawa
  • 16 Type 14 10cm Cannons
  • -2nd Independent Heavy Artillery Battalion
  • Lt. Col. Manba
  • 4 Type 89 15cm Cannons
  • -101st Field Artillery Regiment
  • Lt. Col. Yamada
  • 34 Type 38-improved 75mm Field Guns
  • -3rd Independent Mountain Gun Regiment
  • Lt. Col. Morikawa
  • 24 Type 41 75mm Mountain Guns
  • -106th Field Artillery Regiment
  • Lt. Col. Uga
  • 32 Type 38-improved 75mm Field Guns
  • -2nd Battalion/2nd Independent Mountain Gun Regiment
  • Major Matsumoto
  • 12 Type 41 75mm Mountain Guns

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