59th Division (People's Republic of China)

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The 59th 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. It was a component of the 20th Army, consisting of the 175th, 176th, and 177th Regiments.[1]

The 59th Division attacked Fox Company, 7th Marines north of Sinhung-ni at Toktong Pass during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.[2] Underestimating U.S air and artillery power, the 59th Division suffered over 1,000 killed in its attempt to dislodge Fox Company from its position, while inflicting only 182 casualties.[3]

The unit was disbanded in 1985.[4]

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