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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 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》,

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