The was a field army
of the Imperial Japanese Army
during the Second Sino-Japanese War
and World War II
The Japanese 6th Area Army was formed on 1944-08-25
under the China Expeditionary Army
primarily as a military reserve
force for the occupation of the central provinces of China
between the Yangtze River
and the Yellow River
. After the success of Operation Ichi-Go
, many veteran units were transferred out of China to fronts in the Pacific War
, which left the 6th Area Army to guard gains in central China
. The 6th Area Army was demobilized
at the surrender of Japan
on 15 August 1945
(part of modern Wuhan
) in China, without having seen significant combat.
List of Commanders
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