124th Amphibious Mechanized Infantry Division (People's Republic of China)

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The 124th Division was a division of the PRC People's Liberation Army, during the Korean War, it was the first unit of the People's Republic of China to cross the Yalu River.[1]

History[edit]

The 124th Division was a military formation of the People's Volunteer Army (Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) or Chinese Communist Forces (CCF)) during the Korean War with a standard strength of approximately 10,000 men, it was a component of the 42nd Army, consisting of the 370th, 371st, and 372nd Regiments.[2]

While the 124th Division at first drove back the ROK troops it encountered, and then slowed the advance of the U.S. Marine troops that replaced them on the road to the reservoir, UNC intelligence indicated that it did not have the success that attended the CCF action against the ROK II Corps and part of the U.S. I Corps in the west. The 124th Division faced the 1st Marine Division at Sudong on November 2.[3]However,124th division and other units of 42th corps were relieved by 20th corps on November 10,and attended battle of Chongchon River.This division and 125th division defeated ROK 8th division on November 26th ,then 125th was deployed as van guard ,and 124th division was its reinforce.[4]

Current[edit]

The unit may now be still part of the 42nd Group Army in the Guangzhou Military Region, as the 124th Amphibious Mechanised Division.[5]

It is now an amphibious mechanised unit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Korean War History | Korean War FAQ". centurychina.com. Retrieved 2016-08-18. 
  2. ^ Appleman, Roy E. (1992) [1961]. "Chapter XXXIX The Big Question". South to the Naktong, North to the Yalu. United States Army in the Korean War. United States Army Center of Military History. p. 768. 20-2-1. 
  3. ^ Appleman, Roy E. (1992) [1961]. "Chapter XXXIX The Big Question". South to the Naktong, North to the Yalu. United States Army in the Korean War. United States Army Center of Military History. p. 719. 20-2-1. 
  4. ^ Kang Mei yuan Chao zhan zheng shi. 齐德学, 1950-, Zhongguo ren min jie fang jun jun shi ke xue yuan. Jun shi li shi yan jiu bu., 中国人民解放军军事科学院. 军事历史硏究部. (Beijing di 1 ban ed.). Beijing: Jun shi ke xue chu ban she. 2000. ISBN 7801373898. OCLC 46926874. 
  5. ^ PLA Ground Forces Archived 2007-08-19 at the Wayback Machine.