|Country Empire of Japan|
Branch Imperial Japanese Army
Nickname(s) Ro (呂, Backbone)
Engagement Battle of Wuhan
|Active July 4, 1938 – August 15, 1945|
Garrison/HQ Wuhan, Japanese-occupied China
Similar Imperial Japanese Army, Second Army, Sixth Army, Third Army, Eighteenth Army
Eleventh army japan
The Japanese 11th Army (第11軍, Dai-jyū-ichi gun) was an army of the Imperial Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
The Japanese 11th Army was formed on July 4, 1938 under the Japanese Central China Area Army for the task of conquering and occupying the central provinces of China between the Yangtze River and the Yellow River. The 11th Army played a major role in the Battle of Wuhan. From September 1939, it came under the newly formed China Expeditionary Army and was transferred to the control of the Japanese Sixth Area Army in September 1944. It was disbanded at Quanzhou County (Guilin) in Guangxi province at the surrender of Japan.