161st Division (People's Republic of China – 1st Formation)

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161st 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 48th Corps
Engagements Chinese Civil War

The 161st Division(Chinese: 第161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 of Jichareliao Military Region, formed in February.

The division was a part of 48th Corps. Under the flag of 161st division it took part in the Chinese civil war; in August 1949 the division was disbanded.

As of disbandment the division was composed of:

  • 481st Regiment;
  • 482nd Regiment;
  • 483rd 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