171st Division (People's Republic of China)

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171st Division (1949–50)
Active 1949.4 - 1950.8
Country People's Republic of China
Branch People's Liberation Army
Type Division
Role Infantry

The 171st Division((Chinese: 第171师) was created on April 1949 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 Training and Consolidation Division of Northeastern Military Region. The division was put under control of Liaodong Military District.

The division was basically a second-line unit and never went into battle.

In July 1950 511th Regiment was absorbed into 39th Corps.

In August 1950 the rest of the division was disbanded and absorbed into the Air Force.

As of July 1950 the division was composed of:

  • 511th Regiment;
  • 512th Regiment;
  • 513th 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