Amoy Operation

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Amoy Operation
Part of the Second Sino-Japanese War
DateMay 10–12, 1938
Amoy Island
Result Japanese victory
 Japan  China
Commanders and leaders
Empire of Japan Koichi Shiozawa Republic of China (1912–1949) Chen Yi
IJN 5th Fleet NRA 75th division
Amoy fortress command
Casualties and losses
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The Amoy Operation was part of a campaign by Japan during the Second Sino-Japanese War to blockade China to prevent it from communicating with the outside world and importing needed arms and materials. Control of Amoy Island would provide a base to make the blockade of Fujian province more effective.


  • Hsu Long-hsuen and Chang Ming-kai, History of The Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) 2nd Ed., 1971. Translated by Wen Ha-hsiung, Chung Wu Publishing; 33, 140th Lane, Tung-hwa Street, Taipei, Taiwan Republic of China. Pg. 247, Map 11.

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Coordinates: 24°30′00″N 118°08′17″E / 24.5000°N 118.138°E / 24.5000; 118.138