The Burma Campaign

Order of Battle of the Chinese Expeditionary Force in Burma – 1942

Commander: Lieut.-General J.W. Stilwell (Burma Headquarters established 21st March 1942)

Chief of the Chinese General Staff Mission to Burma: Lieut.-General Lin Wei

Executive Officer to General Stillwell: Lieut.-General Lo Cho-ying.



Fifth Army

(Lieut.-General Tu Tu-ming, entered Burma during March 1942)

     22nd Division

(Major-General Liao Yao-shiang)

         64th Regiment


         65th Regiment


         66th Regiment


     96th Division

(Major-General Yu Shao)

         286th Regiment


         287th Regiment


         288th Regiment


     200th Division

(Major-General Tai An Lin)

         598th Regiment


         599th Regiment


         600th Regiment


     Training Depot


         1st Reserve Regiment


         2nd Reserve Regiment


     Army Troops


         Cavalry regiment


         Artillery regiment


         Engineer regiment


         Armoured regiment


         Motor regiment


         Signal battalion






Sixth Army

(Lieut.-General Kan Li-chu, entered Burma during February 1942)

     49th Division

(Major-General Peng Pi-shen)

         145th Regiment


         146th Regiment


         147th Regiment


     55th Division

(Lieut.-General Ch’en Mien-wu)

         1st Regiment


         2nd Regiment


         3rd Regiment


     93rd Division

(Lieut.-General Lu Kuo Ch’uan)

         277th Regiment


         278th Regiment


         279th Regiment


     Army Troops


         Engineer battalion


         Transport battalion


         Signal battalion


         1st Battalion, 13th Artillery Regiment





Sixty-Sixth Army

(Major.-General Ma Wei-chi, entered Burma from mid-April 1942)

     28th Division

(Major-General Liu Po-lung)

         82nd Regiment


         83rd Regiment


         84th Regiment


     38th Division

(Lieut.-General Sun Li-jen)

         112th Regiment


         113rd Regiment


         114th Regiment


     29th Division

(Major-General Ma Wei-chei)

         85th Regiment


         86th Regiment


         87th Regiment


     Army Troops


         1st Battalion, 18th Artillery Regiment





1. The strength of a Chinese regiment was equivalent to the strength of a British battalion, that of a division to a British brigade and that of an army to a British division.  

2. The Chinese formations had in general no supporting or ancillary units and very little transport.

3. The infantry were not all equipped with rifles.

1 December 2017