156th Division (People's Republic of China)

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156th Division (1948–49)
Active 1948.11 - 1949.6
Country People's Republic of China
Branch People's Liberation Army
Type Division
Role Infantry
Part of 43rd Corps
Engagements Chinese Civil War

The 156th Division (Chinese: 第156师) was created in November 1948 under the Regulation of the Redesignations of All Organizations and Units of the Army, issued by Central Military Commission on November 1, 1948,[1] basing on the 6th Independent Division, PLA Northeastern Field Army. The 156th Division was a Korean-Chinese unit, composing of both Chinese and Korean soldiers.

The division is part of 43rd Corps. Under the flag of 156th division it took part in the Chinese Civil War, on June 25, 1949, the division was disbanded and reorganized as Jiujiang and Nanchang military sub-district. In February 1950, all Korean soldiers from 156th Division regrouped in Nanchang and moved to North Korea, where it was re-organized as 7th Division(later 12th Division) of the Korean People's Army. Its divisional HQ was re-organized as HQ, 2nd Forestry Engineering Division.

As of disbandment division was composed of:

  • 466th Regiment (mostly Korean);
  • 467th Regiment (basically Korean);
  • 468th Regiment (basically Chinese).

References[edit]

  1. ^ 《中央军委关于统一全军组织及部队番号的规定》, http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_7254c7350100xb56.html