Order of battle January 28 incident

This is the order of battle for the January 28 incident, also known as first Shanghai incident, in 1932. This was a brief war between the armies of the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan that occurred prior to the Second Sino-Japanese War.

JapanEdit

Shanghai Expeditionary Army – General Yoshinori Shirakawa

  • Lieutenant General Kanichiro Tashiro – chief of staff
  • Army troops
    • Mixed Regiment Medium Artillery
      • 3 batteries (150mm howitzers, 12 guns, horse drawn)
      • 2 batteries (100mm guns, 8 guns, horse drawn)
  • Army Air Service:
    • 3 bomber squadrons
    • 1 pursuit squadron (Nieuports)
    • 1 reconnaissance squadron
  • 24th Mixed Brigade – Major General Kumaya Shimomoto
    • 2nd Battalion / 14th Infantry Regiment
    • 1st Battalion / 24th Infantry Regiment
    • 1st Battalion / 46th Infantry Regiment
    • 1st Battalion / 48th Infantry Regiment
    • 2nd Battalion / 3rd Independent Mountain Gun Regiment
    • 2nd Company / 18th Engineer Battalion
  • 9th Division – Lieutenant General Kenkichi Ueda
    • 6th Infantry Brigade
      • 7th Infantry Regiment
      • 35th Infantry Regiment
    • 18th Infantry Brigade
      • 19th Infantry Regiment
      • 36th Infantry Regiment
    • 9th Mountain Artillery Regiment
    • 9th Cavalry Regiment
    • 2nd Independent Tank Company – Captain Shigemi
    • Cavalry Detachment
    • Artillery Battalion (150mm howitzers)
    • Heavy Siege Gun Unit (150mm mortars, 6 guns)
  • 11th Division – Lieutenant General Tokutarou Koutou
    • 10th Infantry Brigade
      • 12th Infantry Regiment
      • 22nd Infantry Regiment
    • 22nd Infantry Brigade
      • 43rd Infantry Regiment
      • 44th Infantry Regiment
    • 11th Mountain Artillery Regiment
    • 11th Cavalry Regiment
    • 11th Engineer Regiment
    • 11th Army Service Detachment
  • 14th Division – Lieutenant General Naosuke Matsuki
    • 27th Infantry Brigade –
      • 2nd Infantry Regiment
      • 59th Infantry Regiment
    • 28th Infantry Brigade
      • 15th Infantry Regiment
      • 50th Infantry Regiment
    • 20th Field Artillery Regiment
    • 18th Cavalry Regiment
    • 14th Engineer Regiment
    • 14th Battalion of Army Service Corps

3rd Fleet – Vice Admiral Kichisaburo Nomura

Total Naval forces in Shanghai 5000 men [4]

Notes:

  • [1] SNLF units were sent after the incident happened. 2000men
  • [2] Armed reservists, in civilian clothes distinguished by a brassard. [Est 2800-2900men]
  • [3] Ronin, agents in civilian clothes. [Est 100-200men]
  • [4]! Feb 4th strength of about 5,000 men
  • @ from http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/japan_kuro-iwa.htm

ChinaEdit

Shanghai Front – General Cai Tingkai

  • 19th Route Army – Lieutenant General Jiang Guangnai
    • 60th Division – Major General Sheng Guanghan
      • 119th Brigade
      • 120th Brigade
    • 61st Division – Lieutenant General Mao Weishou
      • 121st Brigade
      • 122nd Brigade
    • 78th Division – Lieutenant General Shu Zu-nien
      • 155th Brigade
      • 156th Brigade
  • 3 Chinese armored trains (500men)
  • Woosung Forts Garrison (2,000 men)
  • 5th Army – General Zhang Zhizhong
    • 87th Division – Lieutenant General Lau Ching-yueh
      • 174th Brigade
      • 175th Brigade
    • 88th Division – Lieutenant General Yu Jishi
      • 176th Brigade
      • 177th Brigade
    • Independent Brigade – Major General Wang Ken

Notes:

  • Woosung Forts harassed vessels with machine-gun fire.
  • Chinese armored trains patrolled the Woosung Railroad line (500men)

SourcesEdit