157th Division (People's Republic of China)

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157th Division (1948–49)
Active 1948.11 - 1949.8
Country People's Republic of China
Branch People's Liberation Army
Type Division
Role Infantry
Part of 44th Corps
Engagements Chinese Civil War

The 157th Division(Chinese: 第157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 12th Independent Division of Northeastern People's Liberation Army, formed in September.

The division was a part of 44th Corps.Under the flag of 157th division it took part in the Chinese civil war; in August 1949 the division was disbanded.

As of disbandment the division was composed of:

  • 469th Regiment;
  • 470th Regiment;
  • 471st Regiment.


  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