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Twelfth Army halted the attack, and ordered the division to send a detachment to the Luo He river to pursue retreating Chinese. This detachment was formed from the Reconnaissance Unit, one battalion of mobile infantry, a battalion of mobile artillery, and engineers. On "Tank Hero Nishizumi," whose exploits were commemorated in a movie, a biography and a song. Lieutenant Kojiro Nishizumi graduated from military academy in 1934, and participated in the "Manchuria Incident" in China as an infantry officer.
By the time they encountered a Soviet company near the latter the Japanese force had increased to 30 tanks. 50pm they attacked the Soviet troops and overran them. 50pm, Col Ikeda decided to attack the nearby landing beach at the island's northern end. The Japanese tanks charged into the beachhead, attacking through the scattered defenders, while the Soviets rushed to unload AT guns. As evening fog gathered over the beach it was difficult for the tanks to locate the AT guns, and both sides suffered heavy losses during a two-hour close-range battle.
The 2nd Tank Div began moving inland immediately after the US landing, but found itself subjected to air attacks, restricted by weak bridges, and limited by fuel shortages. As the Americans pushed inland, the division's widely scattered units made small spoiling attacks to slow their advance; this was also achieved by small tank detachments digging in at road junctions and in villages. Much of the division dug in around San Jose; the American drive towards that town began on February 1; and in just over a week of vicious fighting the Japanese division lost 108 of its original 220 tanks.