164th Division (1st Formation)(People's Republic of China)

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164th 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 Fourth Field Army
Engagements Chinese Civil War

The 164th Division (Chinese: 第164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 11th Independent Division, PLA Northeastern Field Army. The 164th Division was a Korean unit, composing of basically Korean soldiers.

The division was under direct control of PLA Fourth Field Army. Under the flag of 164th division it took part in the Chinese Civil War, especially in the Siege of Changchun. In July 1949, the division was disbanded, and its 10821 Korean soldiers moved to North Korea, where it was re-organized as 5th Division of the Korean People's Army. Its Chinese soldiers stayed and later re-organized as 6th Artillery Division along with other units.

As of its disbandment the division was composed of:

  • 490th Regiment;
  • 491st Regiment;
  • 492nd Regiment.

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