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48th Division (1949–52)
Active 1949.2 - 1952.3
Country People's Republic of China
Branch People's Liberation Army
Type Division
Role Infantry
Part of 16th Corps
Engagements Chinese Civil War

The 48th Division (Chinese: 第48师) 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 3rd Independent Brigade of Yuwansu Military District. The division is part of 16th Corps. Under the flag of 48th division it took part in the Chinese civil war. On March 13th 1952 the division was disbanded.

As of its disbandment the division was composed of:

  • 142nd Regiment;
  • 143rd Regiment;
  • 144th 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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