Battle of West Henan-North Hubei
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Battle of West Henan%E2%80%93North Hubei
Battle of West Henan-North Hubei
Part of the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II
Date21 March - 11 May 1945
Location
West Henan, North Hubei
Result Tactical stalemate
Japanese operational victory
Belligerents
Republic of China (1912-1949) China Empire of Japan Japan
Commanders and leaders
Republic of China (1912-1949) Hu Zongnan
Republic of China (1912-1949) Liu Zhi
Empire of Japan Sinnosuke Sasaki
Empire of Japan Takashi Takamori
Strength
5 army group
4 airforce group
7 divisions
5 brigades
100+ tanks
13 armoured cars
1000+ vehicles
Casualties and losses
? ~16000 dead and wounded

The Battle of West Henan-North Hubei (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Yù X? È B?i Huìzhàn) was one of the 22 major engagements between the National Revolutionary Army and Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. It was fought in March–May 1945 in northern Hubei and western Henan. While it was a tactical stalemate, the battle was an operational victory for the Japanese forces, who seized control of local airbases, denying Chinese forces any localized air support.

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