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The 1st Infantry Division is a military formation of the Korean People's Army.

Guards 1st Infantry Division
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Active1948-present
CountryNorth Korea North Korea
AllegianceFlag of the Korean People's Army Ground Force.svg Korean People's Army
BranchKorean People's Army Ground Force
TypeInfantry division
SizeDivision
EngagementsKorean War
DecorationsGuards badge

It was part of the North Korean advance from Seoul to Taejon.

The division fought in the Battle of Pusan Perimeter.[1]

The intelligence section of U.S Far East Command headquarters listed the divisions order of battle as a 31 July 1952 as follows:[2]

  • 2nd Regiment
  • 3rd Regiment
  • 14th Regiment
  • Artillery Regiment

This same report listed the 1st Division as being in III Corps Reserve at the same time period.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Webb, William J. The Korean War: The Outbreak. United States Army Center of Military History. CMH Pub 19-6.
  2. ^ History of the North Korean Army. Headquarters, Far East Command. Intelligence Section. 31 July 1952. p. 141.
  3. ^ History of the North Korean Army. Headquarters, Far East Command. Intelligence Section. 31 July 1952. p. 75.