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Kuomintang 5 War Area

The Kuomintang 5th War Area took in Anhwei straddling the Yangtze River, Hupei north of the Yangtze; and southeastern Honan.  Dorn puts the strength at 57 divisions or 380,000 men.

Kuomintang order of battle, 7 December 1941:


5 War Area (Li Tsung-jen; west of Tengchou [Dengzhou: 112.076E 32.698N])     

   
2 Army Group (Sun Lien-chung; at Tsao-yang [Zaoyang; 112.775E 32.129N])
Considered one of the best formations in the Kuomintang Army

  
30 Army (Chih Feng-cheng; near Hsien-chu ]Xianjuxiang: 112.042E 31.399N])
27, 30, and 31 Divisions


42 Army (Chang Kun-sheng?)
191 and 7 Reserve Divisions


55 Army (Tsao Fu-lin)
74 and 29 Divisions


59 Army (Huang Wei-kang; at Nanyang [112.517E 33.001N])
38, 180, and 9 Cavalry Divisions


68 Army (Liu Ju-ming; at Hsiang-ho-kuan [Xianghexiang: 113.430E 33.107N])
143, 119, and 36 Provisional Divisions

11 Army Group (Sung Hsi-lien; at Huantanchen [Hongzhanchen; 112.909E 31.670N])      



92 Army (Li Hsien-chou?; northeast of Ming-kang [Minggangzhen: 114.049E 32.465N])
21 142, and 14 Provisional Divisions

East Hupei Guerrilla Force (Li Pin-hsien) Possibly identical with 21 Army Group.


7 Army (Chang Kan; east of Liu-lin [Liulinxiang: 114.099E 31.965N])
171, 172, 3 Guerrilla, and 4 Guerrilla Divisions


48 Army (Chang Yi-shun) 138 and 176 Divisions

22 Army Group (Sun Chen; southwest of Sui-hsien [Suixian: 113.307E 31.856N])



41 Army (Sun Chen?; at Tang-hsien-chen [Tangxianzhen: 113.122E 31.975N])
122 and 124 Divisions


45 Army 125 and 127 Divisions

24 Army Group (Wang Yao-wu?; at Ning-hsiang [Ningxiang: 112.545E 28.248N])
An educated guess


73 Army (Peng Wei-jen) An educated guess. 77, 5 Provisional, and 15 Divisions.

28 Army Group (Pan Wen-hua?)




23 Army (Liang Chunpu) 40 Provisional, 46 Provisional, and 47 Provisional Divisions

29 Army Group (Wang Tsuan-tsu; at An-hsiang [Anxiang: 112.170E 29.417N])



44 Army (Liao Chen; near Hungshanchen [Hongshanzhen: 112.911E 31.667N])
149 and 150 Divisions


67 Army 161 and 162 Divisions

31 Army Group (T'ang En-po; near P'ingtingshan [Pingdingshan: 113.310E 33.737N])



13 Army (Chang Hsueh-chung; near Yeh [Yexian: 113.360E 33.624N])
89, 110, and New 1 Divisions


18 Army (Peng Shan) 18 and 199 Divisions


29 Army (Chen T'a-ching; at Wu-cheng ku-hsien [Wuchengzhen: 113.513E 32.427N])
91 and 16 Provisional Divisions


84 Army (Chin Lien-fang; at Cheng-yang ]Zhengyang: 114.390N 32.605N])
178 and 188 Divisions


85 Army (Li Chu-ying; at Shangshui ]114.608E 33.536N])
4, 25, and 11 Reserve Divisions

33 Army Group (Feng Chih-an; at Nanyang [112.525E 32.987N])



39 Army (Liu Ho-ting?) 56 Division


71 Army (Chung Pin?)


75 Army ( at Tsao-yang [Zaoyang; 112.775E 32.129]) 6, 13, and 4 Cavalry Divisions


77 Army (Feng Chih-an) 37, 132, and 179 Divisions


94 Army (Li Chi-lan; west of Yunmeng [113.748E 31.031N])
185 Division


New 12 Army 1 Honor and 5 Divisions

References

Dorn (1974)

Sih (1977)

Wilson (1982)



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