Paotou (Baotou; 109.86E 40.67N) is a city in the valley of the Yellow River north of the Loess Plateau west of Peiping. The city had an airfield that saw some use by the Japanese after its occupation on 17 October 1937.

In December 1939, during the Winter Offensive, the Chinese 35 and 81 Armies briefly recapture most of the city, forcing the Japanese garrison into the southwestern corner of the city by 22 December. A Japanese reinforcement column was ambushed and forced back that day, but a second column relieved the garrison two days later.

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Dorn (1974)

Hsu and Chang (1971)

Japanese Monograph 76 (1945-10; accessed 2015-11-26)

Japanese Monograph 166 (1945-10; accessed 2015-11-26)

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