Battle of Fengwudong

The Battle of Fengwudong (Korean봉오동 전투; Hanja鳳梧洞戰鬪) was a battle between Korean independence militias and Japanese forces in Manchuria and was one of the earliest domestic support operations of the Korean independence forces. From 6 to 7 June 1920, a confrontation occurred between a Korean independence militia of 1,300 under the command of Hong Beom-do (홍범도, 洪範圖) and Choi Chin-dong (최진동, 崔振東)[2] and a Japanese suppression battalion consisting of 500 troops. It occurred during the campaign of the Japanese army in Jiandao, during the Japanese occupation of Korea.

Battle of Fengwudong
Part of the Korean Independence Movement
Date6–7 June 1920
Location
Fengwudong, Jilin, China
Result Korean victory
Belligerents

 Empire of Japan

 Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea

  • Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea Korean Northern Army Command
  • Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea Korean Independence Army
Commanders and leaders
Yasukawa Jiro
Nihimi Jiro
Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea Hong Beom-do
Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea Choi Jin-dong
Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea Yi Heungsu
Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea An Mu
Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea Han Gyeong-se
Strength
500 about 1,200 ~1,300[1]
Casualties and losses
100-157 killed and 300 wounded 13 killed and 2 wounded

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 윤병석, 《간도역사의 연구》(국학자료원, 2006) 74
  2. ^ 윤병석, 《간도역사의 연구》(국학자료원, 2006) pp. 74

See alsoEdit

Memorial Day

19th Division

Cultural referencesEdit

2019 The Battle: Roar to Victory (Korean Film)

BibliographyEdit

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