The 113th Division was a military formation of the People's Volunteer Army (Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) or Chinese Communist Forces (CCF)) during the Korean War with a standard strength of approximately 10,000 men. It was a component of the 38th Army, consisting of the 337th, 338th, and 339th Regiments.
The 113th Division captured Samso-ri on November 28, 1950, cutting the UN's retreat to Sunchon while the Marines were surrounded at the Chosin, in an attempt to surround and destroy all UN forces in North Korea. However, the UN forces were able to fight their way through Chinese lines and evacuate.
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