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178th Army Division (1967-85)
Active 1967.7 - 1985.9
Country People's Republic of China
Branch People's Liberation Army
Type Division
Role Infantry
Part of 60th Army Corps
Garrison/HQ Suzhou, Jiangsu

The 178th Army Division (2nd Formation) was activated on July 1, 1967 at Chengxihu Farm in Huoqiu, Anhui province.

The division was a part of 60th Army Corps. As its activation the division was a behind-the-enemy-line formation, composing of 4 infantry regiments:

  • 532nd Infantry Regiment (former 543rd);
  • 533rd Infantry Regiment;
  • 534th Infantry Regiment;
  • 538th Infantry Regiment.

The division conducts agricultural construction missions until October 1969, when it was replaced by the activating 73rd Army Division and moved to Suzhou, Jiangsu as a combat alert unit. By that time the division was converted to a field-army formation, and its 538th Infantry Regiment was reorganized as Artillery Regiment, 178th Army Division. Since then the division was composed of:

  • 532nd Infantry Regiment;
  • 533rd Infantry Regiment;
  • 534th Infantry Regiment;
  • Artillery Regiment.

In September 1985 the division was disbanded. Headquarters, 178th Army Division was converted to Headquarters, Artillery Brigade of 1st Army.

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