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2nd Independent Corps of Northwestern Military Region(1949-50)
1st Independent Division of Ninxia Military District (1950-53)
1st Agricultural Construction Division (1953-56)
Active 1949.12 - 1956
Country People's Republic of China
Branch People's Liberation Army
Type Division
Role Infantry
Part of Northwestern Military Region
Garrison/HQ Zhongwei, Ningxia

2nd Independent Corps of Northwestern Military Region(Chinese: 西北军区独立第2军) was formed on December 19, 1949 in Zhongwei, Ningxia.

The corps was formed from defected Republic of China Army 81st Corps, the unit of Ningxia Hui clique Ma Hongbin.

The corps was originally composed of 2 divisions, with a total of 4 infantry regiments and a cavalry regiment and 9414 personnel.[1]

In December 1950 the corps was reorganized as 1st Independent Division of Ninxia Military District(Chinese: 宁夏军区独立第1师).[2]

In 1953 the division was reorganized as 1st Agricultural Construction Division(Chinese: 农业建设第1师).

In 1956 the division was demobilized.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 中国人民解放军历史资料丛书编审委员会, 《解放战争时期国民党起义投诚,陕甘宁青新地区》, 解放军出版社, 1995, ISBN 7 5065-2826-6
  2. 中国人民解放军宁夏军区独立第1师, https://wenku.baidu.com/view/5199b275de80d4d8d05a4f45.html
  3. 揭秘:西北野战军与“马家军”的血腥较量, http://www.360doc.com/content/16/1108/22/6065729_605007576.shtml

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