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3rd Division (1949–52)
Active 1949.2 - 1952.6
Country People's Republic of China
Branch People's Liberation Army
Type Division
Role Infantry
Part of 1st Corps
Engagements Chinese Civil War

The 3rd Division (Chinese: 第3师)(1st Formation) was created in February 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 7th Independent Brigade, 1st Column of the PLA Northwestern Field Army. Its history can be traced to the 7th Independent Brigade, Jinsui Military District, formed in December 1947.

The division is part of 1st Corps (now 1st Army). Under the flag of 3rd division it took part in the Chinese Civil War. In June 1952 it was disbanded and absorbed into the 1st Division from the same Corps.

As of disbandment division was composed of:

  • 7th Regiment(later renamed as 301st Artillery Regiment, 1st Infantry Division);
  • 8th Regiment(later renamed as 206th Tank Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment, 1st Division);[2]
  • 9th Regiment(later being absorbed into the Air Force).


  1. 《中央军委关于统一全军组织及部队番号的规定》,
  2. 50年代我军步兵师属坦克自行火炮团的组建和发展沿革,

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