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1st Air Defense Force Corps (1955-57)
Active 1955.7-1957.7
Country China
Type Air Defense Troops
Part of People's Liberation Army Air Defense Force
Garrison/HQ Fuzhou, Fujian

1st Air Defense Corps(Chinese: 防空第1军) was activated on July 12, 1955, from Headquarters, 12th Public Security Division in Fuzhou, Fujian province. The corps was mainly tasked with the defense of major cities and facilities in Fujian province when Republic of China Air Force had taken control of the air superiority.

In August 1958, along with the formal activation of People's Liberation Army Air Defense Force, the corps was redesignated as 1st Air Defense Force Corps(Chinese: 防空军第1军).

The corps was a part of People's Liberation Army Air Defense Force, then a major branch of the People's Liberation Army.

The corps was composed of:

  • 103rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Division
    • 516th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment
    • 542nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment
    • 522nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment
    • 402nd Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Regiment
  • 105th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Division
    • 503rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment
    • 521st Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment
    • 527th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment
    • 223rd Anti-Aircraft Radar Regiment
    • 1st Independent Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion of City Defense
  • 225th Anti-Aircraft Intelligence Regiment
  • 401st Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Regiment[1]

From July 1, 1956, 107th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Division attached to the corps.

In July 1957, during the combination of the People's Liberation Army Air Force and the People's Liberation Army Air Defense Force, the corps was redesignated as 1st Air Force Corps.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 福建驻军, http://www.360doc.com/content/17/0212/15/20186410_628448275.shtml
  2. 中国人民解放军历史资料丛书编审委员会: 中国人民解放军历史资料丛书 防空军 回忆史料 大事记, ISBN 7-5065-2217-9, p.680

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