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24th Group Army
Active 1949-c.2003
Country  China
Garrison/HQ Chengde, Hebei

The 24th Group Army was a military formation of the People's Liberation Army. It was established in February 1949 and finally disbanded circa 2000-2003.

It appears to have originally consisted of the 70th Division (now 3rd Guard Division), 71st Division, and 72nd Division. The 74th Division joined after the disbandment of the 25th Corps, and was subsequently redesignated.

It was part of the Beijing Military Region.

In the early 2000s, Blasko listed the army as consisting of the:[1]

References[]

  1. Dennis J. Blasko, "PLA Ground Forces: Moving towards a Smaller, More Rapidly Deployable, Modern Combined Arms Force," The PLA as Organization, ed. James C. Mulvenon and Andrew N.D. Yang (Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2002), 328.


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