60th Division (People's Republic of China)

60th Division (People's Republic of China)

command structure
name=60th Division
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parent=20th Army
subordinate=178th Regiment
179th Regiment
180th Regiment

History

The 60th 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. They were a component of the 20th Army, consisting of the 178th, 179th, and 180th Regiments. [ [http://www.army.mil/cmh/books/korea/ebb/ch3.htm Mossman, Billy C. Ebb and FlowNovember 1950-July 1951, pg 55] ]

The 60th Division moved toward a blocking position near Koto-ri, south of "Hell-Fire Valley" during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. [ [http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/brochures/kw-chinter/chinter.htm The Korean War: The Chinese Intervention, pg 17] ]

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