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Kan Li-chu (1901-1950)

Kan Li-chu (Gan Lichu) was a native of Kwangsi province and a graduate of the Huangpu Military College. He was a veteran of the fighting at Hsuchow and Wuhan in 1938 and Kwangsi in 1939. He commanded 6 Army in the first Burma campaign. His headquarters was cut off at Loilem and Kan escaped with just 300 of his men. He subsequently gathered up what was left of 6 Army and retreated back into China. Stilwell attempted unsuccessfully to relieve Kan for incompetence, but was overruled by Chiang Kai-shek.

Kan was killed in action in the mountains of Kwangsi in the final stages of the Chinese Civil War.

Service record

1901     

Born in Kwangsi province
1924

Graduates from Huangpu Military College
1927-2
Colonel     
Commander, 3 Regiment
1927-5

Deputy commander, 1 Division
1929

Commander, 25 Brigade
1931

Deputy commander, 9 Division
1932

General Staff
1935-5

Commander, 93 Division
1936-1-29     
Major general
1936-10-5
Lieutenant general     
1938

Commander, 6 Army
1943-1

Commander, 6 Branch School, Central Military Academy
1944-9

Commander, Kwangtung-Kwangsi-Hunan Border Area
1944-10

Commander, 93 Army
1944-10

Deputy commander, 16 Army Group
1945

Chief of staff, 2 Front Army
1945

Chief of staff, Kwangchou Field Headquarters
1948

Chief of staff, Kwangchou Pacification Headquarters
1949-5

Deputy commander, Kweilin Pacification Headquarters
1949-5

Head, Kwangsi Military Administration
1949-8

Commander, 10 New Army
1949-8

Head, Kweitung Military Administartion
1950-12      

Killed in action

References

axishistory.com (2006-2-17; accessed 2013-12-28)

Generals.dk (accessed 2013-12-28)

Larrabee (1987)

Slim (1956)


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