Second Battle of Changsha
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseIn Sep 1941, more than 120,000 Japanese troops embarked on the second attempt to take the Chinese city of Changsha. The first engagement took place in the mountains southeast of Yueyang when a small Chinese guerilla force ran into the Japanese 6th Division. The Japanese crossed the Sinchiang River on 17 Sep and the Milo River on 19 Sep. On 27 Sep, Japanese troops in plain clothes infiltrated the north gate of Changsha, but failed to complete their sabotage mission. The assault on the city began on 28 Sep, which quickly turned into brutal street fighting. The Chinese defenses under the command of Xue Yue pushed the Japanese back to the Yueyang region by 30 Sep after inflicting 10,000 deaths on the Japanese attackers.
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Second Battle of Changsha Timeline
|17 Sep 1941Â||Japanese troops crossed the Sinchiang River during advance on Changsha, China.|
|19 Sep 1941Â||Japanese troops crossed the Milo River during advance on Changsha.|
|27 Sep 1941Â||Japanese troops in plain clothes infiltrated the north gate of the walled city of Changsha, Hunan Province, China, but failed to complete their sabotage mission.|
|28 Sep 1941Â||The Second Battle of Changsha commenced.|
|30 Sep 1941Â||Chinese troops at Changsha declared victory at the Second Battle of Changsha after pushing Japanese troops back to the Yueyang region.|
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