|178th Division (1949–52)|
|Active||1949.2 - 1952.3|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Branch||People's Liberation Army|
|Part of||60th Corps|
|Engagements||Chinese Civil War|
The 178th 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, basing on the 22nd Brigade, 8th Column of Huabei Military District. Its history could be traced to 2nd Independent Brigade of Jiluyu Military District formed in August 1947.
The division was composed of 532nd, 533rd and 534th Infantry Regiments.
In February 1950, the division was combined with Mianyang Military Sub-district. Its 532nd and 533rd Infantry Regiments moved to Chengdu as local garrison force.
In March 1952 the division was disbanded:
- 532nd Infantry Regiment was converted to 19th Public Security Regiment of Chuanxi Military District;
- 534th Infantry Regiment was converted to 20th Public Security Regiment of Chuanxi Military District;
- 533rd Infantry Regiment was utilized to activate 28th Aviation Division.
- 《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
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