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23rd Division (1949)
Active 1949.1 - 1949.11
Country People's Republic of China
Branch People's Liberation Army
Type Division
Role Infantry
Part of 8th Corps
Engagements Chinese Civil War

The 23rd Division(Chinese: 第23师) was created In January 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 14th Independent Brigade, 8th Column of PLA Northwestern Field Army. Its history could be traced to 14th Independent Brigade of Jinsui Military District formed in September 1948.

The division is part of 8th Corps. Under the flag of 23rd division it took part in the Chinese civil war. In November 1949 the division was inactivated and absorbed by 22nd Division.

As of disbandment division was composed of:

  • 67th Regiment;
  • 68th Regiment;
  • 69th 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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