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47th Group Army

The 47th Group Army, headquartered in Lintong, is comprised of a division, a motorized infantry brigade, an armored brigade, an AAA brigade, and an artillery brigade.

The 47th Group Army is located in Lintong, Shaanxi and is comprised of a motorized infantry division, a motorized infantry brigade, an armored brigade, an anti-aircraft artillery brigade, and an artillery brigade. The 47th Group Army traces its lineage back to the 717th Regiment of the 359th Brigade under the Eighth Route Army. In July 1947 the regiment was reorganized and redesignated the 10th Column. By early 1949 the 10th Column was reorganized and redesignated the 47th Corps, under the 14th Army. The 47th was comprised of the 139th, 140th, and 141st Divisions. The 47th Corps deployed to Korea sometime around May 1951. The 47th returned from Korea in 1958 and was located in Hunan.

In 2001 the units identification number was changed from 84870 to 68310.

The unidentified Armored Brigade (Unit 68304), stationed on a plateau North of the Wei River in Shaanxi conducted winter field training in January 2003. Lanzhou MR Renmin Jundui identified the commander of the unit, Zhao Guobiao, and indicated that exercises consisted of both field and command training exercises.[MR Renmin Jundui 8 Feb 2003 (PLA Activities Report Feb 2003)]



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