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71st Division (1949-50)
Active 1949.2-1950.12
Country People's Republic of China
Branch People's Liberation Army
Type Division
Role Infantry
Part of 24th Corps
Engagements Chinese Civil War

71st Division(Chinese: 第71师)(1st Formation) was activated in February 1949 basing on 17th Division, 6th Column of PLA Huadong Field Army. Its history can be traced to Wannan Contingent, 7th Division of New Fourth Army formed in February 1943. The division was a part of 24th Corps. Under the flag of 71st the division took part in several major battles during the Chinese Civil War.

In October 1950 the division was transferred to the Air Force. In December the division was formally inactivated and reorganized as 15th Aviation Division.

As of inactivation the division was composed of:

  • 211th Infantry Regiment;
  • 212th Infantry Regiment;
  • 213th Infantry Regiment.


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